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San Michele is an island named after St. Michael the Archangel. For a long time, a monastery, later a prison, was located in the fortress on the island. In 1807, by order of Napoleon the First, the island was transformed into a cemetery, nowadays consisting of three sections - – Orthodox, Protestant and Catholic.
Many prominent people were buried here – Sergey Diaghilev, Luigi Nono, Peter Weil, Christian Doppler, Igor Stavinsky, Ezra Pound, Franco Basaglia, Boron Corvo, Elenio Herrera and many others.
The island of San Michele, along with other attractions in Venice, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Topic: San Michele in Italy, Venice resort.