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San Michele

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Address: Venetian Lagoon, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 39-041-729-2811

Venice's cemetary island since the 1800s.

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In Search of Ezra

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Maclean93
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Colin B
Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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

Thank chickandbeast
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Patricia S
Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

This islet is solely devoted to the cemetry which makes it a weird and unique experience. It is also a quite relaxing short boat trip by vaporetto away from the huzzle of Venice. If you cannot spare the time and money to get there, you can skip it, but it adds to the experience of how you orgnaize a citty... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

San Michele is located on an Island near Murano Island. It was raining the day we went but we walked around and was able to experience a small part of it and it was very interesting.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

San Michele is Venice's cemetary island. It is very peaceful and beautiful here and the church is lovely. Many famous people are buried here, among them, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Diaghilev and Ezra Pound.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We spent around 45 minutes just wandering around this island which is just a cemetery. It was interesting to see just how many stones had photos on them and how neat and tidy it all is. Well worth a look around.

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