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San Michele

Venetian Lagoon, Venice, Italy (Castello)
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Ranked #44 of 217 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Islands
Description: Venice's cemetary island since the 1800s.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My sister and I spent an afternoon exploring this cemetary and really enjoyed it. We saw Ezra Pound's place of rest. The children's area was sweet but sad. Lots of pictures on the graves sites. A lot of history. Peaceful and beautiful.

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Vienna, Austria
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

it is difficult and also strange to describe a visit of a cemetry as a beautiful experience but in fact for me it really was. As so much in Venice, seeing a cemetry is a totally different experience compared to anything else in the world. It was silent, spiritual and for me personally an eye opening experience. If your time... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

San Michele (the cemetery island of Venice) is a short boat ride from Venice. We stopped there en route to Murano and spent a couple hours walking around. There is restroom and some vending machines at the front entrance. After that, as you wander into the cemetery proper one is struck by the stillness and tranquility that is in stark... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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50 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Such an important and interesting part of Venice life...The place where, for more than 500 years, Venetians have laid to rest their family members. A beautiful island, easily reachable by vaporetto from the northern stop of Fondamente Nuova. A quiet place of beauty, shaded with trees, and stunning in the dedication Venetians have - and continue to show everyday -... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Across from Venice, 5 mn trip with vaporetto, you can stop onto this lovely island which is Venice cemetery. all the oldest family are there. beautiful gardens, so peaceful, locals get there even for pic nic, the church is one of my must see in Venice.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have an interest in cemeteries, so often visit them when on holiday. This is very unusual in that cemetery takes up a whole, walled island in the Venice lagoon. It is fairly easy to get to on the vaparetto, which run about every 30 minutes and go on to Murano. It is a peaceful place to wander, well-maintained and... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Enjoyed he opportunity to attend graves of Joseph Brodsky and Serghei Diagileff. This place is very restful and serene.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is probably one of the prettiest cemeteries to be buried. Surrounded by water with lovely views towards Venice and Murano, this is a very peaceful place. You can stop here on your way to Murano just to get away from the crowds.

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Los Angeles, California
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50 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is one of the places in Venice where you can escape the crowds. It's a short boat ride from the Cannaregio area. The boat stop is on Fondamente. The place is very serene and the graves have very nice sculptures. There's also a church with a peaceful cloister leading to the cemetery. The boat ride back to the Cannaregio... More

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

When I die, bury me here! We'll ok, it's a bit far for my loved ones to visit so perhaps not, but the place is incredible and worth seeing.

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