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San Michele

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Address: Venetian Lagoon, Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 729 2811
07:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 16:00

Venice's cemetary island since the 1800s.

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The only place in Venice we hadn't visited. Puts us to shame when it comes to our cemeteries. A beautifully kept, peaceful island. All graves have flowers and are well looked... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only place in Venice we hadn't visited. Puts us to shame when it comes to our cemeteries. A beautifully kept, peaceful island. All graves have flowers and are well looked after. Soo peaceful. No photos and must be dressed appropriately when visiting. If there could be one place to be put to rest it would be this island .

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are not terrified of being in a cemetery, and you are interested in Italian sculptures and gardens - you will like the Venetian cemetery island. I found it very interesting to see the big family tombs, the statues and the beautiful flowers.

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Noyhig to see here unless you like to visit cemeteries,so I don't think is a must do.There's a beautiful church,though.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were keen to stop here before we got to Venice and on our way over to Murano in the afternoon, got off the vaporetto for a walk around. The island is quite spectacular - not sure there is an island cemetery of comparison anywhere else in the world. Its really interesting to walk around and look at the gravestones,... More 

Thank Lydia L
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Cemetery which is not just it, peaceful place to get some rest and have a time to think what you want about...

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City of Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 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.

Thank Vittore P
Boronia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 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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