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Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

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Address: Piazzale Resasco, Genoa, Italy
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07:30 - 16:30
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The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, planned in the 1850s in an inhabited...

The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, planned in the 1850s in an inhabited area, lies now in an area not far from the centre of Genoa. Staglieno's architectural pattern, albeit in the forms of a mature Classicism, draws on a genre that was rather common in Europe and Italy around the mid nineteenth century. However, the peculiarity and the charm of Staglieno lie in the fact that its architecture is combined with a natural layout, a type that is much more common in northern European cemeteries like, for example, the Pere Lachaise in Paris. It currently covers an area of 300.000 sqm.

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A rare experience

A huge cemetery, well cared for, going back to 1800s. We visited on 25th April, Liberation Day, and graves of those who died for the liberty of Italy from fascism and Nazi... read more

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A huge cemetery, well cared for, going back to 1800s. We visited on 25th April, Liberation Day, and graves of those who died for the liberty of Italy from fascism and Nazi occupation were adorned with fresh flowers. Very moving.

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Durham, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read about this cemetery while planning our trip to Genoa -- I do love interesting cemeteries (Pere Lachaise, Saint Louis in New Orleans, Granary Burying Ground in Boston, Virginia City)! It's an easy bus ride on the eastern edge of the city, and is worth an hour or two of your time. The statues are an amazing look... More 

Thank Eva L
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The monuments in this cemetery are incredibly beautiful, we booked a private tour through "Tours by Locals" and were especially happy with our guide. If you go to Genoa, you should make time to visit this cemetery.

Thank MichaelJBhamAL
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

A while ago, while in Genoa, Italy, we took a few relaxing hours to stroll around the Staglieno Cemetery. Although there was a constant threat of precipitation, the rain held off for the duration of our visit, but the possibility of a downpour appeared to have discouraged the anticipated crowds, and there was just the two of us and a... More 

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South East England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Go early, this cemetery is huge (over a kilometre square, and on a hilly slope) so you need lots of time to walk around before lunch. Tombs and graves are grouped together (such as Military, Jewish, Children, decades. etc). Lots of flower sellers outside for visitors. It is a bit run down in areas and is not as well kept... More 

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Staglieno, Direttore at Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno, responded to this review

Dear Madam, thank you for your kind review, we are really glad when we hear that turists are amazed at the Cemetery of Staglieno. We all try, with a lot of difficulties, to preserve this open-air museum and the numerous wonderful statues inside it and we hope it will become a really wonderful even if unusual “attraction” to visit for... More 

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Italian cemeteries are often special, but this one is really impressive. We visited on 30th of October, sor it was in full preparation for All Saints day. Amazing statues and graves!

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

This cemetery has beautiful and very unique sculpture dating back to the early 1800s and late 1700s. Truly magnificent ! I'm not the kind to visit cemetaries but this was more like visiting an art museum.

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We'd never been to Genoa and it was so easy to get to the Cemetery. We caught the #34 right out front of Principe train station. Get a 4.5 Euro bus/metro pass and you can ride everywhere for 24 hours. We ended up grabbing a random bus back from the cemetery and it passed the Metro line where we hopped... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016

As you approach the front gates there are about 4 different flower venting stalls ... lush colorful array ... I myself bought a few roses every morning for one grave in particular ... Also there is a café just out front so you can get your cappuccino if you need one ... I returned 3 days to wander this immense... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

There is an extraordinary range of statues in this cemetary, with whole scenes of families in mourning ,personal responses in stone to particular circumstances and a most beautiful sculptures ; in particular the Annotations tomb. It is a beautiful setting with thick vegetation off setting the white stone. It is easy to use the bus from Genoa which costs only... More 

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