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Venice Sights

San Michele

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 11/13/2013

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Tiny, cypress-lined San Michele is home to the gracefully elegant church of San Michele in Isola (1469)β€”and to some of Venice's most illustrious deceased. The church was designed by Mauro Codussi and is the first example of renaissance architecture in Venice; its dedication to Saint Michael is singularly appropriate, since traditionally, he holds the scales of the Last Judgement. The graves include those of poet Ezra Pound (1885–1972), impresario and art critic

Sergey Diaghilev (1872–1929), and composer Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971).

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Sight Information


Isola di San Michele, Venice, 30121, Italy



Sight Details:

  • Island: 7:30- 4, 7:30- 6 in summer

Updated 11/13/2013


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