The small island of San Michele, situated between Venice and the island of Murano, has been home to the monumental cemetery of Venice since 1807. Besides being a place of spiritual inspiration, it is also visited by numerous tourists in search of the tranquility that only San Michele can provide.
If you are looking for a parking space near San Michele you should know that there is no possibility to reach the island by car. For this reason Parclick can help you locate a suitable car park, from which you can easily reach the island of San Michele by steamboat. Among the best car parks near San Michele, Parclick can offer you several in Piazzale Roma, a short walk from the historic centre, or alternatively at Venezia Mestre, where once you leave your vehicle you can reach Santa Lucia Station by train in just a few minutes, or take a bus to the heart of the lagoon. San Michele is connected by numerous steamboat lines that depart from Fondamenta Nove, situated in between the districts of Cannaregio and Castello in Venice, which reach the island in less than ten minutes.
Here, you can visit the Church of San Michele on the Island, built between 1468 and 1479 and designed by the architect Mauro Condussi. It is considered as being the first Renaissance church in all of Venice. You can also take things further. If you are looking for a bit of peace and contemplation, try strolling among the aisles of the town cemetery. Here, among rows of cypresses not only Venetians are buried, but also several famous people, such as poets like Ezra Pound and composers like Igor Stravinsky. The cemetery's opening hours are as follows:
San Michele is the perfect place to visit for anyone who wants something different from the typical tourist destinations, where you can breathe in the lagoon air deeply, and rediscover yourself. If you do not know where to park near San Michele, please check Parclick’s parking map, and book yours in advance!