San Michele in Isola

Venice, Italy

San Michele in Isola church is located on the Isola di San Michele island which houses the cemetery of the city. The first church known to have been designed by the architect Mauro Codussi, this is a reconstruction of an older church, that was commissioned by the Camaldolese community on the island in 1469. The church is built entirely in salt-white Istrian stone which weathers to a pale gray.

San Michele is the first example of Renaissance architecture in Venice, with a facade that already shows the influence of Leon Battista Alberti.

The interior has a nave and two aisles, with precious decorations. Next to the main façade is the Cappella Emiliani (1530). On the other side is the cloister of the 15th century, through which the cemetery can be reached.

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Founded: 1469
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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don Pierpaolo Rossini (18 months ago)
Gioiello rinascimentale ai margini dell'isola veneziana che ospita i cimiteri
Luigi Garasto (2 years ago)
Chiesa in stile rinascimentale risalente al XV° secolo che include, oltre alla Chiesa stessa a tre navate e soffitto a cassettoni, una cappella ed il chiostro. Merita una visita assieme a tutto il cimitero. Se la recensione ti è sembrata utile, per favore clicca sulla manina, grazie.
Pernthaler Pernthaler (2 years ago)
Nice place to visit
Pawel Tulin (3 years ago)
St Miguel is a badass
Ayoub Abouchouf (5 years ago)
nice
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