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Staglieno Cemetery

P.le Resasco, Genoa, Italy
010 870184
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Ranked #19 of 147 Attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Traveler Description: The Staglieno cemetery is considered an open air museum in view of the number and the artistic quality of the monuments.  Among the celebrities... more »
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I arrived on a rainy day in May, there were only 2 other people there in what is a gigantic cemetery spread over a square km, it was virtually empty of living human life, yet with the hundreds of lifesize and extremely lifelike sculptures it seems like you are walking through a frozen moment in time of the Italian 1800's... More

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Heemstede, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I must admit I love art, I love history, I love special places like this cemetry. But it even astonished my kids, aged 11-21. The artistic monuments, the realistic and moving displays of love and dear memories... It touched all of us. And all that in a wonderful, green, tranquil, huge hilly area. Check the display just after the Main... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We found out about Staglieno cemetery while visiting Lili Saatchi photo exhibition @ Strada Nuova museum. We were told that it is a must visit spot. As old ltalian lady in museum put it: Grande! So we went and it was simply astonishing. I have never seen anything similar in my life. Somehow it was very surreal experience and very... More

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

this enormous cemetery is replete with gorgeous marble headstones and statuary and mausoleums. there is a commonwealth war graves cemetery

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We rented a scooter with the help of our hotel, and found the cemetery, with a little trial and error. Amazing sculptures...actually more than you can take in...the place is huge!! Highly recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The funeral monuments are so realistic and life-like you feel you are actually there, back in time with the mourners, suffering their grief.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Really needs a day to take it all in but if your time in Genoa is limited make sure you visit Staglieno. Bus stops right outside and you will be amazed at what you see. Do not forget - leave plenty of time to do it justice.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Several hours are needed to visit the whole cemetery as it is an attraction which should not be missed. The sculptures are truly magnificent. The array of fresh flowers and lit candles on the gravestones, many of which were several years old, was quite moving. We saw where Constance Mary Lloyd, the wife of Oscar Wilde is buried. We also... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

his afternoon we visited the Staglieno Cemetery and spent a very enjoyable 2 hrs walking around the site. I would suggest getting the map from the visitors centre to help guide you as we didn't and found ourselves a little lost, but it was part of the experience. The famous Monteverde Angel sculpture is worth a visit and is found... More

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