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Cemetery of Staglieno

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Address: Piazzale Resasco, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 870184
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The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, planned in the 1850s in an inhabited...

The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, planned in the 1850s in an inhabited area, lies now in an area not far from the centre of Genoa. Staglieno's architectural pattern, albeit in the forms of a mature Classicism, draws on a genre that was rather common in Europe and Italy around the mid nineteenth century. However, the peculiarity and the charm of Staglieno lie in the fact that its architecture is combined with a natural layout, a type that is much more common in northern European cemeteries like, for example, the Pere Lachaise in Paris. It currently covers an area of 300.000 sqm.

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I consider this the most stunning rest place I have ever seen. It is an idyllic park with views, incredible sculptures, breathtaking buildings and peace, peace, peace...

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Cervo, Italia
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374 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I consider this the most stunning rest place I have ever seen. It is an idyllic park with views, incredible sculptures, breathtaking buildings and peace, peace, peace...

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Staglieno, Direttore at Cemetery of Staglieno, responded to this review

Thank you for your beautiful words. It is very difficult for the Municipality of Genoa to mantain this huge place because of the lack of money but we try to do our best. Visit our web site and FB to know something more. Best regards More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Beautiful statues and mausoleums fill this historic cemetery making for an interesting walk. The place was easy to find with lots of free parking. No map was available at the cemetery so be sure to download one from their website before you go. (I believe they also have an APP.) This place is huge and I'd suggest at least 3... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is an amazing, absolutely unique attraction in Genoa, Italy that you never forget. You cannot find anything similar to that. The statues are wonderful and mind-blowing. you might need at least 4-5 hours to visit nearly everything. I suggest if you have less time, then follow the map to visit the most important spots.There is no entrance fee and... More 

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melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Just returned from Italy and made sure our itinerary enabled us to visit Genoa just so we could visit this amazing museum/cemetery. My only regret is that we didn't have more time to spend here as three hours just flew by. The statues must be seen to believed......craftmanship that takes your breath away. Quite a moving experience and a highlight... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

An amazing place to visit - easy to reach by bus. The sculptures have to be seen to be believed. We managed to get a guide who spoke both English and French and was incredibly knowledgeable about the various sculptures.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Amazing place. My reason to visit Genoa. The sculptures were breath taking & even the walk ways are graves. It was very moving. The mosquitoes were something else, please buy anti mosquito spray from a pharmacy BEFORE & use generously. The english speaking gentleman was very very helpful, thank you again

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Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I caught a bus up to this Cemetery because it had been recommended by a friend who is a sculptor. He said it contained the best marble carvings he'd seen in an Italian cemetery and he wasn't wrong. Just seeing the intricate lace work and the tears on the faces of some of the statues made the visit worth while

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Genoa, Italy
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This a must see place in Genova and in my opinion in all Europe. You will never find such a place again. Yes it is a cemetery but more than that. It is a fantastic and free museum. For going there you can take, bus number 34 from the city center and it takes you directly in front of the... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Looking for a uncle possible buried there as a soldier in the early 40s.during the second world war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

We spent a hole day here and we still didn't get to see all the amazing statues. This is not a typical tourist attraction, meaning it's a real and active cemetery. You won't find any gift shops or stuff like that and I think you only can get a tour on specific dates. We did not get one and that's... More 

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