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Cimitero di San Michele

| Isola di San Michele, Venice, Italy
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On the way to Murano and Burano, don't skip this little gem!

It is easy to just stay on the boat. But get off and see this little cemetery island. There are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Heidi A
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Innsbruck, Austria
Peaceful

A lovely place to walk around and an easy stop on your way to Murano. So peaceful and beautiful. If... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
CJHowell26
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York, United Kingdom
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| Isola di San Michele, Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is easy to just stay on the boat. But get off and see this little cemetery island. There are mausoleums and and family plots, and graves dating back ages and ages! It is also a peaceful respite from the hordes of tourists, as well...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

A lovely place to walk around and an easy stop on your way to Murano. So peaceful and beautiful. If you are going to just see the grave of Igor Stravinsky, it is very easy to find as the signage is excellent throughout.

1  Thank CJHowell26
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

San Michele is still a special island for remembrance, memory, funerals and tombstones. You can find graves of important people there. It is difficult to find vaporetto to this island. Try at Fondamente nuove. Beside the graves you can find interesting church, dedicated, of course,...More

Thank Miha P
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Our travelling companions wanted to see Venice's cemetery on Saint Michael's island in the lagoon between the Fondamente Novo and Murano, so we spent an hour there. It is quiet, unexpectedly pretty in spots, nearly empty, and providing a spectacular view back toward the center...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

A visit to a cemetery isn't for everyone, but I find cemeteries to be beautiful, and this one is a whole island. Very cool...

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I visited with my 2 teenage children on the way to Murano & the other islands. We all agreed that this was our favourite island of all. It was an oasis of calm and peace away from the crowds in Venice. We tried to be...More

2  Thank Llama-Lover-1
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Sick of the crowds? In for a more quiet and slightly mysterious experience? Then you may consider walking to the northern part of the main island and take the short trip by Vaporetto to Isola di S. Michele aka Cimitero island. In fact, this huge...More

2  Thank juergen33
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The other couple traveled with me prefered to skip this cemetery island and to continue directly to Murano. My wife and me prefered to visit here.I was curious to see the cemetery started at the beginning of the 19th century. To see overall structure and...More

1  Thank mendi62
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

I visited this small island to pay homage to Diaghilev and Igor and Vera Stravinsky who are buried here in the Russian section of the cemetery. If you love ballet and it's history, you will be moved by the many ballet shoes and messages on...More

1  Thank lesleystansfield
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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

A relaxing hour after the hustle and bustle of murano quiet and sobering Some famous graves including Stravinsky

Thank N_Rayn
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