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Cimitero Monumentale del Verano

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Address: Piazzale del Verano 1, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)6 492361
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Serene cemetary in Rome

I went to the Verano for a funeral and many of my ancestors are buried there. It dawned on me the last time I was there, that it would probably be of interest to people as there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

huge park, surrounded by great walls. many of the graves are build into the walls of massive buildings (i think from the 1890s-1930) and look impressive. they reminded me a bit of libraries, there are ladders everywhere so people can reach the upper floors. some graves are taken care of others look quite rotten. in hot summer days you can... More 

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Southwest Ranches, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I went to the Verano for a funeral and many of my ancestors are buried there. It dawned on me the last time I was there, that it would probably be of interest to people as there are beautiful family monuments with sculptures, beautiful trees, and is a very serene place. Also a very large place. Its very quiet and... More 

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Lempaala, Finland
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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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Groningen, The Netherlands
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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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Albany, 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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San Lorenzo may look all street with its pulse in urban art and street food, but don’t be fooled. This gritty student neighborhood immediately east of Termini train station is on the avant-garde rise. Art galleries, curated mural projects by artists like Rome’s favorite Alice, charming cafes, and boutique restaurants are slowly infiltrating the streets of San Lorenzo with counter-culture chic. Don’t worry, San Lorenzo still retains its local vibe with weekend festivals and demonstrations, and is always a hub for Rome’s university student scene.
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