Chiesa San Michele
Chiesa San Michele
4.5
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Church from the 17th century with its notable San Michele statue and splendid antique ceramic floor.
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Michael K
San Jose, CA1,002 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
If you think about it, the whole idea is asinine. Instead of serving its purpose as a floor covering, the ceramic tiles were painted with art and now people have to walk on raised gangway around the tiles so as not to obscure the view or worse, destroy it. For the rare opportunity of viewing this piece of art, it is worth a visit. Don't forget to go upstairs for a bird's eye view as you won't see the whole picture at ground level; otherwise you will literally miss the forest for the trees.
Written 22 May 2024
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Rache s
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
not really interesting
this is a church where people of the island use to go and pray
it's not a museum
you just walk in for a minute
Written 9 May 2024
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
An easy walk from the bus stop, this church provides an unusual artistic experience to the viewer. Generally one looks at the walls or ceiling of a church, but here it's the floor which is completely covered in ceramic tile. The tile shows the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, and dozens of animals. You walk along a narrow boardwalk to take in the details and then up to the choir loft to see a panoramic view. There is a very modest entrance fee. Cash only.
Written 2 October 2023
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CarolinaNurse323
Kernersville, NC6,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
My husband & I took a tour from Sorrento that came to Capri & Anacapri in 2018 and the Chiesa San Michele was on my Bucket List to see then.
We ran out of time doing various things with the tour in 2018...so we did not visit Chiesa San Michele.
On this trip, my husband & I were by ourselves and we were going to make sure we found it and had time to see it.
It was well worth the seek & find item on our list that day!
For a few euros, one can visit Chiesa San Michele and it is a "ONE OF A KIND" site to see!!
All the mosaic tile flooring was done by Leonardo Chiaiese.
This church is from the 17th century with its notable San Michele statue and splendid antique majoric flooring.
The exquisite mosaic tiles were brought over from Naples and represents the Earthly Paradise and the explosion of Adam and Eve out of it.
You can't walk on the floor but there is a convenient ramp wrapping around the periphery of the sanctuary to be able to see everything.
Climb the narrow spiral staircase to the balcony which offers a spectacular views of the floor/mural.
We did climb the stairs to the balcony and the site of the tile flooring just took my breath away...UNBELIEVEABLE!!
FINALLY....I GET TO CHECK THIS MASTERPIECE OFF MY BUCKET LIST AND YOU SHOULD TOO!!
Written 12 September 2023
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kkjackie
Hong Kong, China184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Masterpiece especially the ceramic floor tiles from 1761 and from official site it was the work of Leonardo Chiaiese, one of the most important Abruzzo maiolica artesans working in Naples at the time.

Garden of Eden with animals, legendary unicorn, grass, trees and cool all in bright colour & well preserved.

Viewing the floor from the organ balcony is a speechless experience!
Written 6 June 2023
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Angelo S
Hilliard, OH3,660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We found this church down a side street and was a nice, unexpected surprise. I would make this on a list to visit in this town. Wonderful internal architecture and there was a docent on-hand to answer question in limited English (helps if you know at least some Italian). The floor is breathtaking and the organ is somewhat ornate.
Written 16 January 2023
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akker1
Minneapolis, MN211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
What a surprise this small church was! Beautiful paintings in the chapels and unique tile floor depicting the expulsion from Eden and a number of animals. You can't walk on the floor but there is a convenient ramp wrapping the periphery of the sanctuary to be able to see everything. A lovely docent was happy to provide information (with limited English) once we expressed our wonder at the floor. Highly recommend stopping here.
Written 5 October 2022
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WRNL
Oakville, Canada44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
A unique church just off main pedestrian street in Anacapri, most notable for the mural of Adam and Eve being cast out of Eden. Be sure to climb narrow spiral staircase to balcony which offers best views of floor/mural. Takes but a few minutes and definitely worth it.
Written 12 August 2022
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Virgina C
Chino Valley, AZ793 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Definitely worth a visit. There are city maps in Anacapri, so you should be able to find this ( a little bit) out of the way church. The floor is amazing, and you walk around it on a wooden walkway, so that you can see it from all angles. Additionally you can go upstairs and view it in its entirety. This visit will take about half an hour, depending on lines to get in
Written 19 May 2022
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Stellan D
Bromma, Sweden585 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Very interesting church with the whole floor covered with ceramic tiles showing in a rather naivistic way when Adam and Eve were expellec from the Garden of Even. You can walk around it or view it from the balcony where the organ is.
Written 5 May 2022
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