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San Michele cemetery in Venice, Italy. Part Two

San Michele cemetery - decorated tomb, Venice, ItalySan Michele cemetery - decorated tomb, Venice, Italy

From the courtyard you can move on in many different directions. We chose the nearest gate and there we saw a small, contemporary part of the cemetery with ordinary graves - nothing really special. We have read somewhere that San Michele is supposed to be the resting place for the Venetians only for 10 years. After that time the ashes are moved to some other cemeteries. You know - the space, or rather lack of it. But the truth is that we found quite a lot of contemporary graves that were more than ten years old.

Treeless Venice?

Somebody had told us once (or we had read it somewhere) that Venice is nothing more than buildings and water. To see a tree there is something unique.

Thus mentally prepared off we went to explore the treeless Venice.

I must say that what we saw shocked us. Was that someone completely blind or something? Or maybe all he had achieved in Venice was to visit St. Mark's Square and go back inland?

Trees in Venice, Italy

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