”I want my house open to sun and wind and the voice of the sea, like a Greek temple, and light, light, light everywhere!!”
It is hard to imagine a more tempting invitation to a visit. It sounds as if you are about to enter a dream, and Villa San Michele, the life’s work at Capri of the Swedish physician and author Axel Munthe (1857-1949), is exactly that, a dream come true. He wanted to live on the island he loved and that loved him. And he wanted a home for the soul, because “the soul needs more space than the body”, he wrote.