- An outsider, yet close to the heart of most Venetians, the Chiesa di San Michele is located on the island of San Michele, not 5 minutes from the city. Designed by the architect Mauro Codussi and completed sometime in the second half of the 11th century, the church is built in white Istrian stone, a complete contrast to the colors of Venice. Most of the visitors to the island are mourners of those buried in the cemetery. Not many visitors crowd the island, but if you do happen to visit the church and thecemetery, try not to get shutter-happy with your camera and leave a rose or two for the departed.
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