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Chiesa San Michele, Anacapri

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Religious Site Church
Unassuming and unique, Chiesa San Michele represents a beautiful 17th-century church with whitewashed walls and yellow accents. Crystal chandeliers hang from the arched ceilings around the elegant high altar of marble. Enter to see the impressive collection of paintings that hang from the walls, including works by 18th-century Neapolitan artists such as Giacomo Del Po, Francesco Solimena, and Nicola Malinconico. Even more famous is the floor here, executed in maiolica tiles by Leonardo Chiaiese and dating from 1761. Its vivid colors depict the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. To get a good view, climb up to the choir loft to really take in the masterpiece. Take a look at our Anacapri vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Chiesa San Michele and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We were told to go to see the tiles but didn't expect such a beautiful sight. The whole floor is covered with Majolica tiles featuring Adam and Eve in paradise, a glorious spectacle. Make sure you go ...  more »
  • Wow, what a brilliant little church! It has this magnificent floor dating back to 1761 made by Leonardo Chialese, a maiolica artisan. Walking on this floor is a no no so they have constructed a boardw...  more »
  • Off to Anacapri, this was one of the places we wanted to visit. Looked so regular from outside, we almost didn't go in. But once in, amazing view, the paintings on the floor, the altar and all around ...  more »
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  • Fantastic decorated church and intricate floor. Use the boards to walk around the edge and don't use flash to take photos.
  • This small church has a tiled floor that depicts the garden of Eden. This type of tile work is very typical of the region. You walk around the perimeter and can go up into the balcony for the full effect. A very pleasant diversion in the town of Anacapri.
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  • Small church not far from the Centre of anacapri. beautiful tiled floor. Many years ago was entered inside, walking on the running boards. Today you can see only from the organ.
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  • Capri, this is good. But you have to go to Anacapri (get you there by bus, not expensive). You need to visit this church. It is a must. Its tiles and earthenware are second to none.
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