Villa San Michele

The Villa San Michele was constructed in 1896 on the ruins of one of the twelve houses roman villas: villa di Capodimonte by Axel Munthe, a swedish doctor and writer. He was the doctor to the court of Stockolm and spent much of his life on Capri. He wrote the faous booK, The story of San Michele. Which has been translated into thirty different languages. During the excavation work many architectural items were found.
The house is surrounded by terraces and pergolas and faces directly to the Golf of Naples, it also possess a beautiful garden. Shortly before his death he bequethed the villa and its grounds to the swedish state. Since 1950 the Axel Munthe Foundation has looked after and maintained the establishment. In the summer students, artists and writers stay at the Villa in accordance with the donars wishes. The Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of cultural relations between Italy and Sweden.

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