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

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A place with beauty, elegance, serenity and decency

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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 

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

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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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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Durham, England
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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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