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Staglieno Cemetery

P.le Resasco, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 870184
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Ranked #18 of 147 Attractions in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW 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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Montreal, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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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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