I had read that one of the must see places on Capri was Villa San Michele. I didn't read much except that it had beautiful gardens so I was of course sold. Turns out it is in the top 2 most visited spots on Capri (along with the Blue Grotto). So I was expecting some gardens, but this place is much more than that; it is a museum of Axel Munthe, a Swedish physician who first came to Capri in the late 1800s, fell in love with its beauty, and built a villa.
Throughout, you tour Munthe's home, his gardens, and an array of ancient relics. There are many stories (in English) that tell you of the life of Munthe, and you learn that he had many passions beyond his profession. He had a great love of nature and even started a bird sanctuary. Situated between Capri town and Anacapri, the Villa offers views of the Bay of Naples and Capri town. At the end of April, there weren't many people, which allowed us to really appreciate the serenity of the Villa.
Katherine & Bradley
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