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Address: P.le Resasco, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 870184
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Description: 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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A lot of money for dead people!

Famous historical figures, rich locals ... not macabre at all ...chock full of religious statues & icons ... easily accessible by local bus

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Famous historical figures, rich locals ... not macabre at all ...chock full of religious statues & icons ... easily accessible by local bus

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

You need no more museum after visiting this monumental cemetery. The access is very easy,take the bus 34 and get off in front of the cemetery. There you observe a very beautiful place with magnificent statues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Who would believe that a cemetery SHOULD be on someone's to-do list ?? Well if you are feeling fit then work your way through this huge cemetery to see some stunning funereal architecture. Seek out the Commonwealth War Graves section.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The statues here are so detailed some spookily lifelike it will amaze you. Its vast and every corner seems packed with yet more to look at - who says cemetery's are boring this one is like a first rate Art Museum. Whats more its totally free, not packed with people so if you expend the energy to hike upward its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

When Napoleon moved into Italy, he set rules that disallowed putting dead bodies under the churches any more, and they had to make a cemetery on what was then the outside of Genova. Now, close, it is a statuary museum filled with wonderful history and art.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno was once described by Ernest Hemingway as “one of the wonders of the World.” It has often been called an open air museum due to the concentration of works by great artists and architects who worked to build the eternal resting places of Genoese and foreigners alike (from the cemetery brochure). In 1804 Napoleon Bonaparte... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

You can catch a bus from the train station to this cemetery. Acres and acres of it. The main galleries are what people come to see. They are laid out in differing art styles - classicism, romanticism, realism, art nouveau, symbolism etc. The funerary sculpture is mind boggling. It is all so detailed, so well done, so imaginative. From angels... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I came to Genoa to see this cemetry after reading reviews. It is fantastic. So many marble statues,so realistic you can see the lacework on dresses. The work is so expressive as well. In my book this should be number 1 on trip advisor. Its a step back in time and very Gothic. Easy to get to - bus 34... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Unbelievable marble sculpture all thru out the cemetery history of old Genoese family chapels and mausoleum. We spent all day perusing and admiring the art work.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited the jewish part of the cemetary. Shame on them for letting it go.Overgrown unkept very sad to see

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Additional Information about Staglieno Cemetery

Address: P.le Resasco, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 870184
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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