Villa San Michele Tours

The Villa San Michele on the island of Capri is a 20th century villa built by Swedish doctor and author Alex Munthe, who lived on Capri for nearly six decades.  Now a museum, it is home to more than 1,600 pieces from as far back as 1250 B.C. A collection from the Etruscan period includes a marble sphinx and a head made of terracotta while Roman antiquities on display include a variety of mosaics, sculptures and columns. Highlights of the collection include an Egyptian sphinx in red and black granite from the time of Ramses II and a mask of Medusa. In the chapel, visitors will see examples of medieval church art, as well as pieces from the Neapolitan Renaissance, and in the dining room and kitchen are collections of 18th century Swedish pewter and 16th century Lombard copper vessels. Munthe’s personal effects are also on display, including a manuscript of his book, “The Story of San Michele.”

The villa gardens include more archaeological finds and offer panoramic views of the town of Capri, the harbor, the Sorretine peninsula and Mount Vesuvius.

Practical Info

To reach the Villa San Michele, take the bus from Anacapri and then follow the signs. The villa sits on a ledge on top of Venetian steps. To get to the island of Capri, catch a ferry or hydrofoil from Naples.
Location
Address: Viale Axel Munthe, 34,, Anacapri, Capri, Italy
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Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to one hour before sunset (typically 3:30 p.m. November to February; 4:30 p.m. in March; 5 p.m. in April and October; and 6 p.m. May through September).
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Admission: 7 Euro
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Small-Group Capri Day Cruise from Sorrento

Hop on a traditional wooden boat in Sorrento and set sail in the Gulf of Naples to the island of Capri. Explore the famed Blue Grotto and the Gardens of Augustus (at own expense), and learn about the history of the place on the boat ride over from your skipper. This small-group tour is limited to just 12 participants, ensuring you'll have plenty attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Capri and Anacapri Guided Tour from Sorrento

Spend a day exploring the idyllic island of Capri, including the town of Anacapri, with this day trip from Sorrento. Join a knowledgeable guide for this full-day excursion to this sunny island off the Amalfi Coast, with lush green hills surrounded by turquoise water. Enjoy the insights from your guide as well as free time to explore on your own.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Capri and Anacapri Day Tour from Sorrento

See the colorful island of Capri on this day trip from Sorrento. Take in the breeze of the Mediterranean as you cruise over to the island in a jet boat. Soak up some free time to explore the hilltop village of Anacapri independently, before heading over to the chic town of Capri with your guide. Enjoy a 1-hour walking tour, then opt to see the Blue Grotto or Faraglioni rock formations on your own. Your trip will conclude with transportation back to Sorrento.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Semi-Guided Capri Island Tour Including Lunch

Get the best of both worlds with this half-day visit to Capri, including guided tours of the island’s major attractions plus free time to wander at your own pace. Head out on Capri’s dramatic coastal roads with your knowledgeable guide up to the hilltop town of Anacapri to see the Villa San Michele and its gardens (own expense). Afterward, the island of Capri is yours to explore on your own - from the famous Blue Grotto to the heights of Mt Solaro to the chic shops that line the pedestrian-friendly streets. Your day ends with a guided walking tour of the town of Capri, followed by an optional visit to the Gardens of Augustus.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Full-Day Capri Highlights Tour from Naples

Gain an insider’s perspective of Capri, hailed as one of Italy’s most beautiful islands, on this comprehensive 7-hour tour from Naples. Travel with ease in an air-conditioned vehicle and tick off Capri highlights such as the Gardens of Augustus, Anacapri, and the Villa San Michele. Please your palate with lunch in an Italian restaurant and enjoy free time to explore Capri’s center, replete with exclusive boutiques and traditional cafes. Lunch is included. Ferry fare and entrance fees are payable at your own expense.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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