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The Church of San Michele in Anacapri was built in 1719 and is one of the most important examples of the 18th century Neapolitan school.

The most striking aspect of the church is Leonardo Chiaiese's famous floor executed in maiolica tiles. It depicts the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden by the Archangel Michael.

The floor is delicate and you will be asked not to walk on it. A wooden walkway runs along its perimeter to allow you to see the detail.

You will find exotic beasts: a lion, an elephant, a crocodile, not to mention a unicorn, depicted as people of the day imagined them to be.

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