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San Michele

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Venice's cemetary island since the 1800s.
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Venetian Lagoon, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

When we arrived in Venice it was very foggy and the told us about this building , however we heard there is no food or water or anything to drink and one can’t take photo s inside and because of that and the dog and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hekpoortheksie
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

In Italy, you can see recent death announcements on their lampposts, with photos of the dead (taken before they died) and some information about them. Cemeteries feature smaller photos, on the tombs—rendered immortal by some arcane technology. But this is the best in Italy, with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Charon666
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Love Venice, always a new place to find and explore, great food and loads of culture - highly recommend it

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank TravellingMeAndYou
Reviewed June 4, 2018

San Michele is the walled island that holds the Venetian cemetery. It is situated between Sestiere Cannaregio and Murano. It is accessible via Vaporetto from Fondamenta Novo station. It is very well maintained and there are a few famous people buried here, but no photography...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed May 19, 2018

For years I had been captivated by the idea of a cemetery island. So we decided to spend a number of hours there. We took the vaporetto from F. Nuovo. The island has toilet facilities at the entrance, but no food refreshment. Inside is a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

So glad we stopped off here. It is very beautiful, serene, unusual. A really lovely island. No photos which of course many people don’t respect. Some said there is nowhere to get a drink but there is are vending machines for drinks and snacks near...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anna V
Reviewed January 12, 2018

During my travels I like to visit cemeteries, due to their peacefulness and calmness, often very beautiful sculptures, monuments to historic figures or humble contemplation about life and death. The walled Venetian cemetery on the island of San Michele is very serene and beautiful in...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank czert_michael
Reviewed November 20, 2017

San Michele is extraordinarily unique in European cemeteries. It's walled island location keep it quiet, mediative and almost spooky yet beautiful to the right person. Take a Vaparetto and a camera.

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank David J
Reviewed October 10, 2017

We have been to Venice twice before, and on this trip, wanted to see places we had never visited, which is why we took the vaporetto to San Michele Island, the cemetery island of Venice. From the water, it looks beautiful, imposing, somber, historically significant....More

Date of experience: September 2017
5  Thank lexmiller
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Due to the water tables in Venice, the city had to decide where and how to bury the deceased. The Walled City of San Michele houses the dead and is very large with both shallow graves and mausoleums. Just as in many other cities in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Joey P
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July 27, 2017|
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Response from Miha P | Reviewed this property |
Go to the nearest vaporetto station where you need to buy tickets and ask for the timetable and line to San Michele. Ask also for the return timetable. It is easiest for you to buy the day ticket to travel at any line. You... More
May 29, 2017|
Response from Miha P | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open every day. You can reserve water taxi. I don't know about the tour. I went alone without any guide except guide book.