Villa San Michele

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Villa San Michele was built around the turn of the 20th century by Swedish doctor Axel Munthe on the ruins of an ancient Roman Emperor's villa on the Island of Capri, Italy. The gardens have panoramic views of Marina Grande, the city of Capri, Sorrentine Peninsula, and Mount Vesuvius. The villa, a chapel known as the Chapel of San Michele, and grounds sit on a ledge at the top of the Phoenician Steps, between Anacapri and Capri, 327 meters above sea level.

The villa and gardens are adorned with numerous relics and works of art dating back to ancient Egypt.

The original history of the villa is described by Dr. Munthe in a book entitled The Story of San Michelle, published in 1929. There have been numerous reprints since.

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