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San Michele

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

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A good place to stop off on the way to or from Murano

San Michele is Venice's cemetary island. It is very peaceful and beautiful here and the church is lovely. Many famous people are buried here, among them, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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382 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

San Michele is Venice's cemetary island. It is very peaceful and beautiful here and the church is lovely. Many famous people are buried here, among them, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Diaghilev and Ezra Pound.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We spent around 45 minutes just wandering around this island which is just a cemetery. It was interesting to see just how many stones had photos on them and how neat and tidy it all is. Well worth a look around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 599 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is the Isle of the dead. Entire island for the dead. Peaceful and serene. I would love to be buried here. An entire Island dedicated to only the dead. You can see this island from venice from the f. Nova boat station. Only 5 mins boat ride. Walk around for about 15 to 30 mins and hop back onto... More 

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Fife, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We try and visit a cemetery on each holiday and each is so different, this one takes in the whole island and is much larger than we thought. Vaparetto 4.1 or 4.2 depending what direction you want to travel in will get you there and there is an information office and vending machines to the left and toilets to the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

If you want to have some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of Venice, take the vaparetto over to the Island of San Michele. It was a former prison island. Here peace and tranquility abound. We make it a point to visit cemeteries throughout Italy. The Italians really revere those who have gone before them. The cemeteries sometimes... More 

1 Thank Maggi713
Cleveland, Oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is a place worth visiting if you are in Venice. It is an island between Venice and Murano. It is only a few min of frequent vaporetto from the Fundament Nuove. San Michele is the cemetery of Venice and on the island there is only a cemetery and a beautiful church of the 15th century, the first example of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Not too many people leave the boat at the Cimetere stop in Venice - they should. Cemetery is very well preserved and contains gravestones of many famous people you perhaps wanted to pay respect one time or another - it is your opportunity now - lay a flower at the tombstone of Stravinsky, Brodsky or Diaghilev.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We visited Venice, and were amused by all the tourist traps, the boats, everything: Venice is like an open game park. No city at all. But we were inspired and amazed by the 'cimitero' on S. Michaele island, easy to reach by boat (halfway between Venice center and Murano island). Yes, do get off the boat and walk around this... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went to Murano, Burano ... Skipped Torcello for Cimitero San Michele (via public transportation/vaporetto which was easy). I only mention this because nobody seems to think CSM is worth a visit in tourist land. It's beautiful, confusing (to an American with very young, commercial cemeteries). The large mausoleums are filled with beautiful artwork. Some with generations of families buried... More 

2 Thank Tonya L
cork ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visited this church early one morning and was pleasantly surprised. The exterior was pretty plain but hid the absolute beauty inside. The artwork is absolutely incredible and there is complete peace inside. It was without a doubt the most amazing church I visited in a long time. Definitely one to add to your list for viewing

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