- Artistic graves
- Light games amongst trees and sculptures
- L’ultimo bacio (the last kiss)
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The “Cimitero Monumentale” (Monumental Cemetery) is not a traditional cemetery. In fact art and design lovers consider it an open-air museum, designed by architect Carlo Maciachini.
Inside you can find the “Famedio”, that is the celebrities’ pantheon, where the Italian writer Alessandro Manzoni rests. Carlo Cattaneo and Giuseppe Verdi memorials surround his grave and around it other names of famous people are written, although such celebrities are not buried here.
You should loose yourself strolling around, without fears nor prejudices.
Enjoy this place and spend some time amongst the high cypresses and the graves of famous people which will definitely inspire you.
The “Cimitero Monumentale” includes the most different art styles: little angels, sphinxes, little temples, Egyptian pyramids and eclectic sculptures are only an example of the
Look for the graves of the most famous families, designed by well-known artists, like Lucio Fontana, Bruno Munari, Aldo Pomodoro, Medardo Rosso, Luca Beltrami and Giacomo Manzù, or find “L’ultimo bacio” (The last kiss), one of the most longing sculptures ever. They are real works of art.
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Open Tue to Sun from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
Closed on working Mondays.
Wikipedia: Cimitero Monumentale
Official website: Cimitero Monumentale