Venice - San Michele

Today I visited San Michele - the cemetery island. 

It's not permitted to take pictures in the cemetery, but this is it as seen from the Fondamente Nove of Venice. 

Although a serene and picturesque place, with graves of historical note and several beautiful churches and chapels, it is also very much a working, 'living' cemetery for the city of Venice and therefore uncomfortable to experience as a tourist. Due to obvious considerations of space, the cemetery is strictly organised across several different categories including faith of the deceased and type of burial (e.g. ossuary vs. tomb or Protestant vs. Greek Orthodox); as Alain Busine suggests in Venice: The Enchancted Mirror, these practicalities divide the cemetery island into districts that mirror those of its double, Venice, across the water.