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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.
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Venetian Lagoon, Venice, Italy
+39 041 729 2811
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank David J
Reviewed 10 October 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

1  Thank lexmiller
Reviewed 9 September 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

Thank Joey P
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Reviewed 23 July 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Venetian cemetery, very surreal, calm and peaceful, chapels, stone inscriptions, sculptures. One vaporetto line.

1  Thank LairdandLady4
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I do like to visit a cemetery! Taking the short trip across the lagoon to San Michele is part of the experience. Locals are on 'the bus' with flowers to tend their loved ones graves. The island is beautiful and peaceful and tells its own...More

2  Thank Lumb12
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This island has very calm residents. It is place for dead and memory. Graves, places for urns, memorial chapels, stone and inscriptions, some sculptures, mainly plastic flowers and candles. It can be very surreal, even bizarre. It is not as the other spots in Venice....More

5  Thank Miha P
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We were passing and so took a look in, as with so many of the amazingly beautiful churches in Venice they take your breath away.

1  Thank wisewonderer1223
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Venetian cemetery is worth a trip even if you hadn't planned on leaving the main island grouping of Venice. The church, the famous grave sites and the island itself are all lovely. I would recommend this for a sunny day -not necessarily hot- but...More

2  Thank Julian S
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Get a water bus over from the Fondamente Nove to this little island, which is the cemetery of Venice. It is beautifully arranged, extremely neat and well maintained. Altogether really peaceful. You can see tombs of writers, musicians, and the ordinary local people side by...More

1  Thank Mary C
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27 July 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
29 May 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.