San Michele - Protestant Cemetery
San Michele's Evangelical or Protestant Cemetery is separated by walls
from the Catholic sections (as is an Orthodox cemetery where Greek and Russian
Orthodox dead are buried). It feels a bit like an old English churchyard with
its worn headstones, broken tombs, and neglected graves. Celebrities in this
section of the cemetery include Ezra Pound and Joseph Brodsky.
Note: Jewish burials normally take place on the Lido, the narrow strip of
land that separates the Venetian Lagoon from the Adriatic Sea. Jews have been
buried on the Lido since 1386, as you'll learn from a
New York Times article about the old Jewish cemetery. See our
Venetian Ghetto article for more
information on Venice's Jewish history, the Museo Ebraico, and a kosher
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