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Meet Artist Andrea Anastasio Friday, June 21st, 6:30 p.m.

Meet Artist Andrea Anastasio Friday, June 21st, 6:30 p.m.

Join Andrea Anastasio, one of the artists featured in the "Dioranimalia" exhibition curated by Arianna Rosica and Gianluca Riccio, for a guided tour

Swedish Film Goes Capri Returns To Villa San Michele June 6-8

Swedish Film Goes Capri Returns To Villa San Michele June 6-8

Swedish Film Goes Capri offers a star-studded parterre during the festival organized by the Axel Munthe Foundation. The festival aims at broadening the culture scene on the island and to promote Swedish film, which ultimately has been very successful internationally.

Villa San Michele inaugurates its new cultural season from March 30th

Villa San Michele inaugurates its new cultural season from March 30th

On March 30, "Dioranimalia" transforms the garden pavilion Olivetum into a diorama inhabited by fantasy creatures created by the renowned Brazilian and Italian designers Humberto and Ferdinando Campana and Andrea Anastasio.

Would you like to use our app?

Would you like to use our app?

Villa San Michele's app is now available on Useeum, a platform for museums in different countries. Download Useeum from Appstore (Iphone) or Google Play (Android) and write Villa San Michele in the search bar.

10 September - 5 November  “Building new identities - Costruire nuove identità” International Art Festival a Villa San Michele

10 September - 5 November “Building new identities - Costruire nuove identità” International Art Festival a Villa San Michele

The seventh edition of the Anacapri international art exhibition Il Festival del Paesaggio is underway: from 10 September to 5 November 2023, the event conceived and curated by Arianna Rosica and Gianluca Riccio returns to animate the evocative spaces of Villa San Michele and various public places in the historic centre of Anacapri. Humberto and Fernando Campana, Paolo Canevari, Goldschmied & Chiari, Ibrahim Mahama, Matteo Nasini, Elisa Sighicelli, Alberto Tadiello and Andreas Eriksson are among the protagonists.

Young Italian Talents on Stage during Il Salotto della Sfinge

Young Italian Talents on Stage during Il Salotto della Sfinge

From August 24th to 26th, it's time for the fifth edition of the Salon of the Sphinx, the cultural festival where Villa San Michele delves into contemporary issues. This year's theme is Youth. All participants are under 30 years old.

Swedish Film Goes Capri starts June 21

Swedish Film Goes Capri starts June 21

Villa San Michele's film festival, Swedish Film Goes Capri, will take place from June 21 to 24. The program includes three Swedish films and one Italian, with exciting guests from both countries.

Capri Revisited. Peter Sternäng shows his paintings at Villa San Michele from May 21 to June 3

Capri Revisited. Peter Sternäng shows his paintings at Villa San Michele from May 21 to June 3

Starting May 21, the Swedish painter Peter Sternäng will exhibit a choice of aquarelles, woodcuts and iPad-paintings at Villa San Michele in an exhibition called Capri Revisited. All the works have been created during Peter Sternängs artist residence in the enchanted Villa of Axel Munthe. The view over the bay of Naples at all times and in all different lights, turists on the beach and ferries slowly moving on the sea in the night, all of this inspired the artist to paint. ”The motif became my motive,” as Peter Sternäng expressed it himself in a recent article in the magazine Romhorisont.

Art Show by Isabella Ducrot Opens at Villa San Michele April 6

Art Show by Isabella Ducrot Opens at Villa San Michele April 6

Villa San Michele inaugurates the cultural season 2023 Thursday April 6 at 6 pm, with an exhibition of the internationally acclaimed Italian artist Isabella Ducrot in the garden pavilion Olivetum. Her series of 12 works called Bella Terra, will be shown until May 14. The exhibition shows the gradual development of Villa San Michele into a dynamic contemporary cultural institution.

Unique Photo Exhibit with Pictures of Axel Munthe and the Swedish Queen Victoria in Naples

Unique Photo Exhibit with Pictures of Axel Munthe and the Swedish Queen Victoria in Naples

An exhibit with as yet unpublished photographs of Axel Munthe (1857-1949), the Swedish Queen Victoria and some of their friends of the European elite of their lifetime, opens at the Archeological Museum of Naples (MANN) on Januari 19.

The landscape festival at Villa San Michele

The landscape festival at Villa San Michele

Villa San Michele extends the art exhibition Il Festival del Paesaggio until 16 November. The works of five internationally renowned contemporary artists, including Emilia and Ilya Kabakov and Henrik Håkansson, give the garden and the facade of the Villa a new dimension.

From September 9th to November 16th at Villa San Michele the landscape festival

From September 9th to November 16th at Villa San Michele the landscape festival

The sixth edition of the Landscape Festival (Festival del Paesaggio), curated by Arianna Rosica and Gianluca Riccio, celebrates the figure of Edwin Cerio on the occasion of the centenary of the "Conference on Landscape" (1922 - 2022), organized on the island in the summer of 1922 by the then mayor. Aria di Capri, That Capri Air, the title chosen for this new edition of the Festival, is also the title of a book published by Cerioin 1927, in which the caprese writer and intellectual imagined the island as a place that got continuously created and recreated by the words and images produced by the writers, poets and artists who have inhabited this extraordinary place.

International Star Inaugurates Concert Season at Villa San Michele

International Star Inaugurates Concert Season at Villa San Michele

July 1 at 8 pm, Villa San Michele inaugurates its traditional concert series Summerdreams, running every Friday at the same time until August 12. The star of the opening night is Nina Stemme, considered the most important dramatic soprano of out time. Accompanied by pianist Roland Pöntinen she will sing music by Richard Wagner, Kurt Wiell, Jean Sibelius and Wilhelm Stenhammar.

The first edition of the “Swedish Film goes Capri” at Villa San Michele has successfully concluded

The first edition of the “Swedish Film goes Capri” at Villa San Michele has successfully concluded

The Swedish Film Festival saw a massive audience attendance Guests Ivan Zazzaroni, Martin Bengtsson, Michele Rosiello, Denise Capezza, Erasmo Genzini, Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri, Jan Björklund

Swedish Film Goes Capri (and so much more...)

Swedish Film Goes Capri (and so much more...)

Villa San Michele offers an extraordinary culture season this summer - music, literature, art and now film. From June 9 to 11, at 8 pm, three celebrated Swedish films will be shown on the magic terrace in the garden during the festival Swedish Film Goes Capri.

Something new in the sculpture loggia

Something new in the sculpture loggia

Villa San Michele opens the season with two new pieces inside the sculpture loggia. A marble bas-relief from 14-17 A.D. now enriches the collection and the original bust of the emperor Tiberius is back on its column.

From April 1, these are the new anti-Covid requirements for visiting museums in Italy

From April 1, these are the new anti-Covid requirements for visiting museums in Italy

It is no longer necessary to show a Covid pass to access the museum. Inside it is still mandatory to wear a surgical face mask, but not in the outside areas, i.e the gardens.

Eu Digital Covid Certificate required from January 10 to access the Museum

Eu Digital Covid Certificate required from January 10 to access the Museum

From January 10 2022, all visitors must show EU Digital Covid Certificate, so called the super Green Pass, (Article 8 of the decree-law of 24.12.2021 n.221).

EU Digital Covid Certificate required from August 6th to access the Museum

EU Digital Covid Certificate required from August 6th to access the Museum

From August 6 2021, in accordance with Italian government requirements, all visitors must show a EU Digital Covid Certificate (so called Green Pass) with a valid ID at the museum entrance.

Music Inside the Museum

Music Inside the Museum

For the first time ever, Villa San Michele organizes two concerts inside the museum, Friday September 25 and Saturday September 26 at 7:30 pm, performed by the renowned Swedish chamber music orchestra, Camerata Nordica.

Beauty is the theme of this year's cultural festival The Salon of the Sphinx

Beauty is the theme of this year's cultural festival The Salon of the Sphinx

From August 28-30, The Salon of the Sphinx returns to Villa San Michele. The festival invites protagonists from the world of art, literature and cinema, who dialogue with the audience on the terrace of the villa.

How to change society after the pandemic

How to change society after the pandemic

Thursday August 20, at 7.30 pm, entrepreneurs and economists meet at Villa San Michele to discuss the Covid 19 crises and the social and economic change in Italy and internationally after the pandemic. The occasion is the launch of the book Il capitalismo buono (The Good Capitalism) by Stefano Cingolani, journalist and writer, in which the author describes the capacity of capitalism to adapt to new circumstances.

Le Conversazioni makes its debut at Villa San Michele

Le Conversazioni makes its debut at Villa San Michele

August 19, the international literary festival Le Conversazioni opens this year’s edition at Villa San Michele. During the last 15 years, Le Conversazioni has brought the worlds most famous anglophone authors to Capri.

VILLA SAN MICHELE REOPENS JUNE 12

VILLA SAN MICHELE REOPENS JUNE 12

The day of the reopening visitors will enjoy free entrance and a welcome drink. The summer of 2020 offers a unique opportunity to visit Villa San Michele and Capri without mass tourism.

Villa San Michele needs your support

Villa San Michele needs your support


Villa San Michele will be closed February 17-29

Villa San Michele will be closed February 17-29


New agreement of cooperation between Villa San Michele and the Archeological Museum of Naples

New agreement of cooperation between Villa San Michele and the Archeological Museum of Naples

Did you visit Villa San Michele? Keep your ticket. It will allow you a discount at the Archeological Museum in Naples.

Hundreds commemorated Axel Munthe in Anacapri

Hundreds commemorated Axel Munthe in Anacapri

October 31st, Villa San Michele and the city of Anacapri organized a day of events to remember Munthe.

Andrea Bocelli visits Villa San Michele

Andrea Bocelli visits Villa San Michele

After having recently read “The Story of San Michele”, world famous singer Andrea Bocelli decided to visit the home of its author Axel Munthe, Villa San Michele at Capri. The visit ended with a spontaneous private concert.