Villa San Michele Museum

Address: Via Le Axel Munthe 34, Capri, 80071, Italy
Telephone: 081 837 3279

- Mid-range


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. 

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • History
  • Design and architecture