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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.

San Michele cemetery in Venice, Italy. Part One

When you stroll along Fondamenta Nuove you can see San Michele cemetery - an island so different from the rest of the Venetian islands.

San Michele cemetery, Venice, ItalySan Michele cemetery, Venice, Italy

It's not very lively here, you know;-))

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