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San Michele

Venetian Lagoon, Venice, Italy
+39 041 729 2811
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Venice's cemetary island since the 1800s.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
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“cemetery island” (12 reviews)
“buried here” (5 reviews)
“cypress trees” (3 reviews)
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Venetian Lagoon, Venice, Italy
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"cemetery island"
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"buried here"
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"toilet facilities"
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"vaporetto line"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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

Thank Anna V
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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

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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.

2  Thank David J
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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

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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

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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We witnessed a funeral going to the cemetery. The coffin in a boat going across and the family stood around it. I love a cemetery but prefer historic graves where I don't feel like I am intruding on families privacy. It is interesting to see...More

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Gunnypuppy
July 27, 2017|
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Response from Lumb12 | Reviewed this property |
We took ours from the Cannaregio stop as we were staying in that area. I believe the ferry terminates at Murano. We used the ordinary water bus which can't be booked. We also bought a 2 day bus ticket. You could get a water... More
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constance3308
May 29, 2017|
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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.
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