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Viale Axel Munthe 80071


Museums, Parks and Gardens, Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend


  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

One of the top attractions in Anacapri, the Villa San Michele was the home of famous Swedish physician Axel Munthe. He built the famous compound in the late 19th-century, and it is now a stunning display of gardens, statues, artifacts and architecture. This villa enjoys impressive views of the Bay of Naples from its perch high above Capri and Marina Grande.

Recent visitors enjoyed learning about the history of the spectacular attraction and were impressed with the views and gardens.

The Villa San Michele is easily accessed from Anacapri, which can be reached via bus or taxi from both the main town and Marina Grande. Admission costs 8 euros (about $9). This attraction is open every day from 9 a.m. until either 3:30, 4:30, 5 or 6 p.m. (depending on the season). For more information, visit the official website.

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#1 Mount Solaro

The tallest mountain on Capri is also a top attraction on the island. From the top, you can see most of Capri's major towns and points of interest; however, you can also see the Bay of Naples and the distant Amalfi Coast. Past reviewers said a trip up to the top does not disappoint, with some calling it the experience of a lifetime. Plus, a chairlift from Anacapri will take you from the town to the summit in only 12 minutes. In your rides up and down, you'll pass quaint farms, local vegetation and pristine neighborhoods. If you'd prefer the challenge of climbing the mountain yourself, you can take the trail from Anacapri, which takes between an hour and 90 minutes.

The chairlift to the top is open year round, and a ticket costs 11 euros (around $12.35), or 8 euros (about $9) if you want to walk down. Between March and October, the lift is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. If you visit between November and February, you can ride up between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. To access this attraction, just take the bus to Anacapri. There are restrooms and small eateries at the top of Mount Solaro, but there are also plenty of facilities at the base.

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