Chiesa San Michele, Anacapri

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Island of Capri
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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  • August 18, 2017
    Stopped at the plaza during our walk in and the Capri it is beautiful and grab a gelato and just sit and people watch  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Small church of Anacapri only open as a Museum, the ticket price is €2 the derived need for restorations is the maintenance or to charity, the peculiarity as well as altars made of marble and wood is the beautiful tiled floor made by Leonardo Castro in 1761 depicting ... go and see her.
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  • August 9, 2017
    After a report on TV about this church, we decided to visit it! A small Baroque jewel full Anacapri! The floor paint by hand is gorgeous! A tour of duty!
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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.
  • Capri is not only glamour!
  • 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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A less expensive alternative to Capri's expensive resorts, Anacapri offers a peaceful setting for a long vacation away from the tourist crowds. The quieter and less explored of the two towns on the island, Anacapri boasts several small hotels with private balconies offering sweeping harbor views. Stay near the compact town center to explore its narrow streets lined with shops and cafes. Surrounded by olive groves and flower gardens, the town's B&Bs offer simple but comfortable rooms, only minutes away from Capri's famous nightlife.
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