Villa San Michele invitingly empty in summer re-opening

PHOTO CREDIT: Raffaele Lello Mastroianni

ANACAPRI – Villa San Michele have invited visitors back after three months of lockdown due to the Corona virus epidemic in Italy. The opening of the beautiful house museum in a small town at the top of the island of Capri, which is meant to contribute to get the tourism season started on the island. As of June 12, visitors will have a unique chance to experience Capri without mass tourism this summer. In accordance the new regulations, it is mandatory to book a visit and wear masks that cover mouth and nose. The booking service will open June 8.

  “Luckily the major part of the visit to Villa San Michele is outdoors, in our beautiful sculpture loggia, pergola and garden, all the way to our iconic sphinx. Visitors will feel both free and safe”, said Kristina Kappelin.

  The Villa San Michele will offer free entrance and a welcome drink to celebrate the new season. The planning of the cultural season has also begun and is expected to start in the second half of July. As always, internationally renowned artists from Sweden and Italy will perform on Villa San Michele beautiful outdoor stage.

  Villa San Michele is the life’s work at Capri of the Swedish physician and author Axel Munthe (1857–1949). The Villa is surrounded by an impressive garden, which recently won the price as Italy’s most beautiful private park. Behind it is the Barbarossa mountain, that Axel Munthe turned into a sanctuary for migratory birds.