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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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So you are going to a cemetery to see where dead people are buried. Well it's a bit more than that. It's overwhelming in size and beauty. I could quite happily return. I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Rapallo, Italy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

So you are going to a cemetery to see where dead people are buried. Well it's a bit more than that. It's overwhelming in size and beauty. I could quite happily return. I was amazed by the size and number of tombs and statues, and variety of styles. The sculpture were incredible. The reverence that Italians have for their dead... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Stunning place to get lost for an hour or two. Some statues are almost alive. The only advice - try to avoid the nowadays part and pathways, especially the "baby" part - really depressive.

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Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

very interesting to pass some hours looking around to family monuments or tomb of very famous people. There is also the possibility to receive maps at the entrance or partecipate to guided tours that better show what really worths to visit. Unfortunately the maintenance is not to at the level that should be , in spite of the importance of... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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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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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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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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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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