This famous and inspiring white-washed house in Anacapri (Viale Axel Munthe) was built and decorated by physician and writer Axel Munthe "on one of Capri's tall rocky outcrops [and] symbolises much of what man's psyche may contain in the way of dreams and ideals, a need for recognition, a longing for beauty, a longing for somewhere to belong"1. This home, well known and treasured by so many, was the subject of Axel Munthe's book The Story of San Michele, first published in 1929.
- photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l# | (august 2008)
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- Reference: The Villa's official website
In the garden of the Villa a bronze bust of Axel Munthe can also be seen.