San Michele al Tagliamento, Province of Venezia, Veneto
- Population: about 11,000 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 30028
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0432
- Frazioni & Localities: Bevazzana, Bibione, Cesarolo, Marinella, San Filippo, San Giorgio al Tagliamento-Pozzi, III Bacino, Villanova-Malafesta.
History - Antiquity and the Middle Ages
History - The 19th Century
During Napoleon's domination (1805-1814) the river divided the town into two municipalities: Latisana (left side) and San Michele (right side). Later on San Michele became an autonomous commune of the the Province of Venice, and became part of the kingdom of Italy in 1866, after the 3rd War of Italian Independence.
History - Modern Times
A still more tragic devastation, however, took place from 14 may 1944 to 1 May 1945, with dozens of allied air raids that almost razed to the ground the historical center, for which San Michele al Tagliamento was called the Cassino of Northern Italy.
What to see
- Villa Ivancich, a magnificent Renaissance mansion of the Mocenigo family, where Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound were guests, almost destroyed in WW2 in the bombings aimed at the bridges on the river.
- Bibione, with a wide, 8-km long beach of golden, extremely fine sand, stretching over 300 meters into the hinterland.