Villa San Michele di Axel Munthe
Seggiovia del Monte Solaro
A fast and painless way to reach Capri’s highest peak, the Seggiovia del Monte Solaro chairlift whisks you to the top of the mountain in...
The striking Moroccan-style ‘Red House’ was built by an American colonel, John Clay MacKown, in 1876. Constructed around a 16th-century...
Chiesa di San Costanzo
This is the island’s oldest church and the only real sight around the marina. Dating from the 5th century, this whitewashed chiesa is...
It’s not that flashy but the position of the delightful Caffè Michelangelo, on a street flanked by tasteful shops and near two lovely...
This is the restaurant that the locals recommend – and frequent. An unpretentious place with hanging baskets of ivy, sunny yellow...
Villa San Michele di Axel Munthe information
Lonely Planet review
The former home of self-aggrandising Swedish doctor Axel Munthe, San Michele di Axel Munthe should be included on every visitor’s itinerary. Built on the site of the ruins of a Roman villa, the gardens make a beautiful setting for a tranquil stroll, with pathways flanked by immaculate flowerbeds. There are also superb views from here, plus some fine photo props in the form of Roman sculptures.
If you are here between July and September, you may be able to catch one of the classical concerts that take place in the gardens. Check the Axel Munthe Foundation website for the current program and reservation information.