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Cimitero Monumentale del Verano

Address: Piazzale del Verano 1, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)6 492361
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Ranked #255 of 682 Attractions in Rome
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Lempaala, Finland
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228 reviews 228 reviews
78 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We like to visit graveyards during our travels, both home and abroad. This graveyard is vast, so we did not plan to wander through the entire area. Nor did we need to, as even a relatively short walk offers diverse sights. One needs to climb relatively steep stairs but is rewarded by beautiful vistas and everywhere the intermixing of tombs,... More

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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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New York City, New York
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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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