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“Historic cemetery to escape the crowds”
Review of San Michele

San Michele
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$54.09*
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Venetian Ships Pavilion and the Castello District
Ranked #67 of 795 things to do in Venice
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Owner description: Venice's cemetary island since the 1800s.
Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is one of the places in Venice where you can escape the crowds. It's a short boat ride from the Cannaregio area. The boat stop is on Fondamente. The place is very serene and the graves have very nice sculptures. There's also a church with a peaceful cloister leading to the cemetery. The boat ride back to the Cannaregio offers some very nice views of the city.

1  Thank J Lee S
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

When I die, bury me here! We'll ok, it's a bit far for my loved ones to visit so perhaps not, but the place is incredible and worth seeing.

1  Thank Nzrah
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

We stopped for an hour to have a quiet walk between the toms and graves. There are different parts of the cemetary, that are differently arranged. Adjacent monastery is nice and quiet and you can see its inner court.
We visited on Sunday, but didn't meet many neither tourists nor locals.

Thank sulcslo
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Stopped off here on our way to Morano (which proved disappointing) and San Michele - the ‘Island of the Dead’ - will remain long in our memory. Profoundly thought provoking; photos of the deceased, momentoes and relics within gated tombs, the mass burial area for nuns, expressionist sculptures... all combine to bring powerfully home the very transient nature of life in this otherwise incredibly vibrant city. You’ll be moved and quietly humbled.

1  Thank David R
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Foreigners should know, if you don't have already a family-grave there, there is no way to "end up" there...

2  Thank Tom K
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