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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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Cimitero San Michele is peaceful and fascinating!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Tonya L
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Raleigh, North Carolina

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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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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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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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