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San Michele

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Address: Venetian Lagoon, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39-041-729-2811
Description: Venice's cemetary island since the 1800s.

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The island of San Michele (cemetery island) is of interest if you have time. In the Greek/Russian section you will find Stravinsky the composer, Diaghilev the ballet genius and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The island of San Michele (cemetery island) is of interest if you have time. In the Greek/Russian section you will find Stravinsky the composer, Diaghilev the ballet genius and the enigmatic Princess Sonia. The church is a Renaissance masterpiece by Codussi and is a must see. There is so much more.......

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Jump on a vaporeto and head to the San Michele cemetery. Its a short and enjoyable ride. Pack a light lunch and spend few hours in peach and quite, admiring amazing tombstones and renaissance architecture The cemetery is a remarkable monument that reflects the authentic grandiose of Venice tradition. Not exactly off the bitten track but not busy with crazed... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you feel tired of the crowd between St Marco and Rialto and found the Grand Canale too busy take a vaporetto to Murano and stop at cimitero (San Michele) for an hour of peace. Discover the tomb of Igor Stravinsky and listen to the birds sing!!!

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Sheffield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I know this seems a bit ghoulish, but it is an absolutely wonderful place to visit. Very easy to get to by vaparetto. It is not a bit depressing, but very beautiful, and the time, care and money spent on each grave was astounding. The mausoleums seem to be continually upgraded, some obviously a designer statement. Only drawback, was that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Not at all sure I can muster up the pseudo eloquence of the would be Bill Bryson who reviewed this before me...... San Michele is what it it is...the cemetery of Venice. It's beautifully maintained, and has separate and distinct "zones " for nuns, priests, service personnel and Protestants and Catholics. The memorials range from the multi layered plaques (... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

"Now, this is a pristine place to be buried" mused my femme whimsically, as we viewed it from the Fondamenta Nova at the edge of the city, the island presented itself with its elegant cypress- punctuated profile. A short water-taxi bus- ride gets you a footing but not a resting place at San Michele Isle. Don't forget to to dally... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We never visit Venice without a boat ride here. Beautifully cared for it shows the life and death, the hardships of the families of old Venice as well as a few celeb memorials.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Italians sure look after their dead. The island is larger than expected and full to the brim with well... dead. All graves are well tended with pictures of the deceased on headstones etc. Very sobering, it makes you think about just how precious life is, and that you hope when you're gone, the people who are left take as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Venice's cemetery island, it is only a few minutes away by vaporetto (waterbus) and can be visited on the way to Murano. The boats run regularly so you can spend as little or as much time here as you like. I have been here more than once. There is a very quiet, calm atmosphere in this small, beautifully laid out... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I love a good cemetery and this one fits the bill. Always a must when I'm Venice during tourist season. Town gets too crowded and this is the perfect place to escape to. Some interesting people buried here but just a great place to wander round or lounge on a bench. Take snacks and a book and you'll have a... More 

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Address: Address: Venetian Lagoon, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39-041-729-2811
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice

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