Sunday, July 02, 2006

The intellectuals have houses in Anacapri, which can be reached by car and is situated on the highest part of the island. While you are there, the monumental church of San Michele is certainly worth a visit just to admire the exquisite majolica tiled floor, which dates from 1761 and was the work of Leonardo Chiaiese. In the centre is an angel, his sword in flames, who is driving Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden. On high is the devil, in the form of a serpent wrapped around the trunk of a beautiful tree. Various exotic animals are imaginatively depicted and near the entrance the floor is painted with remarkable figures of domestic animals. You must absolutely not miss this unique example of Neapolitan 18th-century architecture.

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