Fri., April 29, 2011 - Cimitero
Most vaporetti that travel between Venice and Murano stop at cimitero, the cemetery island. The cemetery dates back to 1806 when Napoleon had the bodies removed from the town to this island for hygienic reasons.
Bodies are buried there mostly above ground. Most Venetian families have large burial areas with carvings, portraits, statues, and photos honoring loved ones. I find it an interesting place to wander around. There is a Renaissance church dedicated to Saint Michael on the island.