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San Michele

Address: Venetian Lagoon, Venice, Italy (Castello)
Phone Number: 39-041-729-2811
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Ranked #37 of 214 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Islands, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Venice's cemetary island since the 1800s.
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Type: Cemeteries, Islands, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Venice's cemetary island since the 1800s.

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250 reviews 250 reviews
172 attraction reviews
541 helpful votes 541 helpful votes
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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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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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