Venetian Cemetery: the Hidden Gems of the San Michele

About this activity

Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 5 km
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Duration 1h 30m
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After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
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With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
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Tour preview

Hosted by Valerio
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  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Visit the Renaissance church of San Michele and the church of Saint Christopher
  • Take a walk through the new cemetery extension designed by the architect David Chipperfield
  • See the fields reserved to nuns and monks
Are you looking for a peaceful break away from the crowds? San Michele island, the Venice's cemetery is the place. Pay respects to Ezra Pound, Brodsky and Stravinsky in this silent place in the middle of the lagoon; a truly hidden gem! Whether you're a goth, a hopeless romantic, music lover, poet, philosopher or simply looking for a peaceful break, at San Michele island's cemetery you can find what you're looking for. Visit the Renaissance church of San Michele, take a walk through the new cemetery extension designed by the architect David Chipperfield. And the cherry on top, visit the church of Saint Christopher and walk through the fields reserved to nuns, monks and to people who served the army. The San Michele island's cemetery is the place where Venetians find eternal peace and where silence is interrupted only by the sound of boats, lagoon waves, and seagulls.

What's included

  • Advice from a local about visiting other islands in this area
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Entrance fees to the churches — you can visit them on your own
  • Water bus tickets (€5-20)
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
Fondamente Nove, at water bus stop
Calle de la Colombina, 5040
San Cristoforo church
San Michele

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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Meet the host, Valerio
On WeGoTrip since 2020
I was born and bred in Venice and spent half my life away: getting drunk in the worst bars in Moscow, following the silk road in Central Asia, clubbing in Berlin and pretending to be a manager in Africa and Middle East All of this...

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