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Certosa di Bologna

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Address: Via della Certosa 18 | Di Fronte a Viale Gandhi, 40134 Bologna, Italy
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One of the most memorizing places I have ever seen

I wish there was more than 5 stars to give this, and I also wish I was a better writer to convey the beatify of this cemetery. Unlike anything that I have seen and it is stunning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I wish there was more than 5 stars to give this, and I also wish I was a better writer to convey the beatify of this cemetery. Unlike anything that I have seen and it is stunning, serene, haunting, heart-breaking, and inspiring all in one. I enjoyed it so much I went back twice, and I would definitely recommend either... More 

Thank sweet27sweet
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Going to Bologna and want to see something completely different and WONDERFUL??Try the Certosa! An extraordinary cemetery with scuptures that you will not easily forget. There are several famous gravesites here including the great Lucio Dalla which is quite unique. Prepare to spend several hours just wandering thru the scuptures, halls and gravestones. Truly a very memorable experience.

Thank miketaxguy
Tallinn, Estonia
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69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wonderful exemple of cemetery art from 18 century to art nouveau era where found their forever home artist as Carducci or Morandi and many Others people of Bologna history

Thank massimoo922
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There were about 8 grave sites that you could never pass up without taking a photo and just you just stand there in awe carefully examining the facial expressions and details lying there before you. It is not a short walk, but there is no real climbing involved.

1 Thank Scongata
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

One of the most exciting historical cementary I ´ve ever seen. The atmosphere was for me breathtaking, the place looks quite scarry And deadly ..you ´ll see a looot of family signs And pictures And each of them offers its own tale..just stop look breathe..but u walk more inside And you ´ll find another view ..a lot of greenery And... More 

1 Thank Martina Z
Ankara, Turkey
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31 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Though it was an "if we have extra time" excursion, we enjoyed it much. More interesting than many famous cemeteries of Europe, for instance than Vienna`s. You can visit it for the ancient tombs of 1000years after!

Thank oguzabi
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The structure of the monumental cemetery is unlike any other I've seen. The trademark are 'i portici' and the galleries with funeral stones and sculptures. You move from one gallery to another and can easily loose the sense of direction. Parts of the monumental buildings are being restored so expect to see areas that look ok, areas under construction end... More 

2 Thank Alexandru G
Kelso, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

bologna la grassa........foodie heaven culatello, mortadella hand made pasta...lovely shops...and art the list is to long but worth a visit not to many tourist hidden gem oh! forgot the oldest university in the world

Thank Roberta H
Dublin, Ireland
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312 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

While preparing for visiting the city, I listed this place under the section "if time permits". Luckily, I had time to visit it and, unluckily two hours were not enough to admire this beauty. The monumental cemetery located nearby the Certosa has a morbid beauty. From one side, it is a pity to see how neglected and forsaken is this... More 

4 Thank Andrea D
Reykjavik, Iceland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

When travelling, I make a point of trying to visit cemetaries. They are places that are usually meant to be beutiful and respectful, and the different ways that societies choose to memorate the dead are of great interest to me. The Certosa is certainly an impressive cemetary, especially the older section. I try not to be superstituous, but I have... More 

6 Thank Rakeldur

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