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Address: Venetian Lagoon, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39-041-729-2811
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Venice's cemetary island since the 1800s.

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We were keen to stop here before we got to Venice and on our way over to Murano in the afternoon, got off the vaporetto for a walk around. The island is quite spectacular - not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lydia L
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were keen to stop here before we got to Venice and on our way over to Murano in the afternoon, got off the vaporetto for a walk around. The island is quite spectacular - not sure there is an island cemetery of comparison anywhere else in the world. Its really interesting to walk around and look at the gravestones,... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Cemetery which is not just it, peaceful place to get some rest and have a time to think what you want about...

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City of Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Venice cemetery is almost as extraordinary as Venice itself. The church of San Michele is beautiful but if it's closed on Sundays (?). Strange... There is very international feeling with people from all the world sleeping here and reflecting the international status of Venice. Between them Igor Stravinsky and Ezra Pound.

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Boronia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

It should be on everybody's bucket list of places to go , So many things to do and see , fooood is great for all tastes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

This walled island cemetery with its cypresses looks melancholic and mysterious from across the water, especially from Fondamente Nove. I'd never visited it before on my trips to Venice, so I decided to take the vaporetto there, especially to pay my respects to the great Ezra Pound. But I had no luck. His simple gravestone had disappeared under shrubbery and... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

It was a very moving experience visiting San Michele. It was very peaceful and there were not many tourists. I would recommend visiting while in Venice.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

If you are coming back from Murano, don't miss alighting at this Island. It's not a tourist attraction, so don't treat it like one and expect drinks and ice cream. It is a very quiet and moving place. Being religious, I always get enjoyment from visiting churchyards. However I was not expecting the scale of the place, they sheer number... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Such a peacefull and beautiful place to stroll around. Make sure it's good weather and you have some hours to be there. I return every Venice trip..

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Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

You cant dig down so it is all raised just like the cemeteries in New Orleans, very cool. Search for the oldest grace marker, the most ornate tribute or the childrens graves. Not depressing at all as it is a fact of life and you can see the lives lived and the love in tributes

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

We visited San Michele as our grandson wanted to go there. We had expected there to be part of the island that wasn't cemetary, but this is not the case. It is purely a cemetary and church. If you aren't familiar with mediteranean cemetaries, then you may find it unusual and interesting, as all but the most recent graves are... More 

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