When you stand on the northern side of Venice, looking across the lagoon, you can clearly see Murano, home of the fornaces producing Murano glass. A wee bit closer, to the east, is another island. This is San Michele, the cemetery island, and my destination on a lovely spring day.
The number 42 vaporetto which stops at San Michele, gave us all a taste of what sardines feel like in their tins. It was a relief to be ejected somewhat like a cork leaving a bottle of prosecco, when we got there!
On the way, if you happen to be looking in the right direction, you will spot this sculpture ‘floating’ in the waters of the lagoon. Sara, daughter of Fausto (Alloggi Barbaria blog) told me that it is a memorial to a gondolier who was drowned in that area.
Cemetery is from a Greek word, which means sleeping place. The atmosphere on San Michele is very tranquil and peaceful, conducive to that final sleep.
Here are a few images from the morning.