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Chiesa San Michele, Anacapri
(4.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • You must go - there is so much to look at in this chapel. The art and detail are amazing, and of course the floor is stunning. 
  • Anacapri is not of this world, but I was thrilled to know, because when I was young I read the story of San Michele, of Axel Munthe, that unfolded there, and I never thought that I could realize that juvenile fantasy. I did not know the town, but was a pleasant surprise to discover this small church. Floor, decorated tiles depicting the paradise is especially beautiful. It keeps very well, on the one hand because it is not as old as most of the Italian churches (dates from the 17TH) and also because it cannot be stepped on the mosaics. It passes through a few boards that surround the entire interior of the Church. Perhaps not this rich artistically, but I loved that floor and also touched me because it reminded me of the time that I read the book and dreamed of knowing Capri and Anacapri.
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  • By entering, a lady takes a few minutes to give you some explanations. Very nice little church with a pretty mural on Capri to the ground. Climb the tower for a bird's-eye view of the Interior of the Church.
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  • 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.
  • Thrilled by such beauty!
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  • Only!! To see!!
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  • A small church with a spectacular floor. It is those sites which worth to visit.
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