Villa San Michele Museum

Price guide: Mid-range

Via Le Axel Munthe 34, Capri, 80071

Price guide: Mid-range

Villa San Michele Museum
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Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Great views / scenery, History

Expert review of Villa San Michele Museum

An enchanting villa/museum full of light, treasures and views.

Axel Munthe came to Capri in 1876 as a young man. When he found a little peasant cottage and ruined chapel on a clifftop at the top of the Scale Fenicia he decided that he would turn them into a 'place for the soul'. As well as being a beautiful place full of light, it also houses Munthe's collection of art, archeological treasures and a sphinx that looks out over the sea. The views from the terrace are spectacular. There are also summer concerts held here. 

Price advice: 

Admission is 6 euros. Concerts and cultural events are held in the evenings in the chapel or the gardens of the villa, with tickets costing around 15 euros (5 euros for under-18s and students). 

Expert tips: 
Read Axel Munthe's fascinating story.

More information on Villa San Michele Museum:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Historic site, Viewpoint
Address:
Via Le Axel Munthe 34, Capri, 80071
Telephone:
081 837 3279
Website:
http://www.villasanmichele.eu
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec: daily 9am-3.30pm. Mar: daily 9am-4.30pm. Apr, Oct: daily 9am-5pm. May-September: daily 9am-6pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Both
Free tags / Keywords:
Musical concerts

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