Chiesa San Michele, Anacapri

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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. Put Chiesa San Michele and other Anacapri attractions into our Anacapri trip planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Built between 1698 and 1719, the original nucleus consists of the former church of S. Nicola and a small cloister. The floor, designed by Solimene, portrays scenes of Paradise on Earth and was execute...  more »
  • Anacapri is spectacular in and of itself - and then we found this church. What could be new- I’d been in so many, many crushes as we tracked thru Italy. But this one is one that memories are made of. ...  more »
  • The church floor is a stunning view of Adam and Even in the garden with fascinating faces on the animals. To get the full effect climb the tiny spiral staircase to the gallery upstairs!  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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  • Beautiful church in the Piazza San Nicola in Anacapri, with very nice Holy pictures, is very well preserved, with some tiles with striking images on the ground, typical of the area, animals and many lemons. Please visit walking through a wood around Passarella. Is allowed to climb to the top floor and can be seen from atop the entire floor
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  • Beautiful church, charming and with some tile floors that are from another world, by the great artistic value. This little worth a visit but beautiful church in the beautiful Anacapri.
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