Chiesa di San Michele

The story of Eden told in glittering tiles on the floor of an Anacapri church

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The floor of San Michele church in Anacapri, Capri.
The floor of San Michele church in Anacapri, Capri.
This 18th-century church is floored with a fantastical studied majolica representation of the Garden of Eden (1761).

It is filled with remarkable detail and dozens of exotic plants and beasts, including camels, bears, elephants and—naturally—a unicorn.

You can get a great overall view of this classic Neapolitan School opus from the choir loft.

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Chiesa Monumentale di San Michele
Piazza San Nicola, Anacapri (From Piazza Vittoria, follow Via G. Orlandi for five minutes; just past Casa Rossa)
tel. +39- 081-837-2396
Oct–Mar daily 10am–3pm (though this can vary)
Apr–Sept daily 9am–7pm

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