In the town quarter Caprile, on the edge of the population centre, in 1906 two hours were built next to each other. Dr. Munthe’s Villa Sole was built at the same time that he supervised the construction of Casa Caprile, as the representative of his noble patient, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden.
The location, with a particularly favourable micro-climate, was also the doctor’s choice. The houses face a sunny valley. One is a subdued little house below ground level. The other is a royal spa residence. In the latter there are 21 rooms on the upper storey and in two underground levels, well-furnished with deep balconies and a large terrace.
Between the tall palms of the park, there is a wonderful view towards the southwest. According to unconfirmed reports, the plans were drawn up by the famous Swedish architect Ferdinand Boberg, who reportedly used the southeast wing of the Stockholm Palace as a model, with its central corridor and flanking suites.
Architect, Director of Villa San Michele (1975-1995)