THE ISLANDS OF THE VENETIAN LAGOON by Marco Schiavina

Here is my itinerary through the islands of Venetian lagoon: they are 118, would you believe it? Some are well known, others almost hidden or abandoned. Let’s see. The first is the island of San Michele. From Piazzale Roma, take Fondamenta Nuove and get the vaporetto to Burano island. In a minute, you will get to San Michele, the historical monumental cemetery of Venice since 1807. The graves are divided according to one’s faith, first set by the Camaldolesi, then it became a political jail. Here you can find some famous buryings: Ezra Pound, Igor Stravinskij, Luigi Nono, Helenio Herrera, etc.

 

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