Cemetery of San Michele, Survey of Protestant Section, 2002-04

Venice in Peril partly helped fund this joint project, instigated by the Danish Committee and including the Swiss and Austrian Committees. The Protestant section of the municipal cemetery, administered by the Lutheran, Valdensian and Anglican communities, contains many historic graves. A full survey was carried out, listing both the positions of all the graves and their inscriptions, and describing the often invasive vegetation. The survey went on to include a record of the physical state of all the gravestones, many of which are badly dilapidated. The city council has now commissioned further archival and legal research, which, together with the survey, will provide the basis for a restoration project.

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