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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 rare place to visit

Usually you are not visiting a cemetery on you holiday, but is place is unusual. The cemetery is still function for the local residents of Genoa. You can walk at the old part a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Usually you are not visiting a cemetery on you holiday, but is place is unusual. The cemetery is still function for the local residents of Genoa. You can walk at the old part a admire the statues and the architecture. Hope the local municipality will clean those old greaves and protect them.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I’m a great fan of architecture, history and art and this place is amazing. I’ve never seen such a huge cemetery with so many beautiful sculptures –it is apparently the largest monumental cemetery in Europe. Mazzini’s tomb is here, a small cemetery of Garibaldi’s Mille; it’s a history of Genova too of course. It’s absolutely vast - so big, it... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I went there yesterday and a very kind member of staff helped me find the British war graves, which are beautifully kept. The old statues are amazing, the place is huge. Only negative is that I am covered from head to foot in mosquito bites now, so wear repellant, I did but was still bitten terribly.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's a place that is so fascinating but it's hard to review a cemetery. I must admit I came away astounded and wondering which photograph I would choose.

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Ettalong Beach, Australia
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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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Melbourne Australia
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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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Boulder, Colorado
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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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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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