Where do they bury the dead in Venice?

Where do they bury their dead in Venice?

Isola di San Michele. Across the waters from the Cannaregio district of Venice, a red-walled island houses the city’s dead. New by Venice standards, the cemetery has been the only official Christian burial grounds since the early 1800s.

Does Venice have graveyards?

The island of San Michele, located in the lagoon close to Venice, has been the city’s cemetery (cimitero) since the early nineteenth century. As Venice is an island community, it’s not really surprising that its graveyard is also an island, although the notion may seem odd at first.

Where is the cemetery in Venice?

The San Michele island is located between Venice and Murano. It can be reached by vaporetto 41/42 from Fondamente Nuove, from where it takes approx. 5 minutes. The cemetery covers quite a large area, so a visit takes approx.

Who is buried in Venice Cemetery?

Among those buried there are Igor Stravinsky, Joseph Brodsky, Jean Schlumberger, Christian Doppler, Frederick Rolfe, Horatio Brown, Sergei Diaghilev, Ezra Pound, Luigi Nono, Catherine Bagration, Franco Basaglia, Paolo Cadorin, Zoran Mušič, Helenio Herrera, Emilio Vedova, and Salvador de Iturbide y Marzán.

Where is San Giorgio Maggiore?

San Giorgio Maggiore (Venetian: San Zorzi Mazor) is one of the islands of Venice, northern Italy, lying east of the Giudecca and south of the main island group. The island, or more specifically its Palladian church, is an important landmark.

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