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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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A good place to rest

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... read more

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Vittore P
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City of Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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 

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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

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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 

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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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