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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

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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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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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Isola di San Michele is the cemetery island in the Venetian lagoon. If you enjoy the quietude and moodiness of cemeteries, this is definitely worth a couple of hours. Besides the many historic areas of San Michele, find the newer "suburbs" with the modern, stone and glass mausolea. Some are pretty tacky, but others are quite impressive, with walk-through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

San Michele was a nice break from some of the busy streets and piazzas of Venice. It is full of greenery and color, which are often absent from the main Venetian islands. It was a nice break to stroll in the cemetery. Be sure to visit Nobel-laureate Brodsky's grave (with the nearby wooden cabinet housing visitors' written thoughts) and Diaghilev's... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I spent a few hours exploring this cemetery island on my recent trip to Venice. I understand that cemeteries are not everyone's thing but to those who are interested it is worth a stop. I had the large place mostly to myself only passing fellow visitors every 10-20 minutes. It is very easy to get turned around. The place was... More 

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georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
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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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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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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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