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Cimitero Monumentale del Verano

Piazzale del Verano 1, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 (0)6 492361
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Ranked #241 of 742 Attractions in Rome
Type: Cemeteries
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

De Cimitero Monumentale del Verano is an interesting place. It covers a vast part of Rome not far outside the ancient city walls. It didn't grow organically, but was planned by an architect (Guiseppe valadier) during the Napoleontic era. One of many traces of Napoleon's legacy all over Europe. Like other famous cemeteries, P ère Lachaise springs to mind, it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This widely expansive cemetery near the Basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le Mura dates to the 19th century and holds many notable graves. We visited and stayed awhile after we visited the Basilica, and we found a beautiful, reverent, and peaceful setting in which to contemplate and pray. If you visit the ancient basilica next door, make it a point... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Although the Accatolica (non-Catholic, or Protestant-foreingners cemetery) gets more attention for its famous patrons (Keats, Shelley, etc), the Monumental cemetery of the Verano more than makes up for that, with beautiful crypts, mosaic inlaid tombs, and beautiful statues and architecture. Give yourself a minimum of two hours to carelessly stroll through this gorgeous cemetery, and visit those who would entomb... More

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