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Staglieno Cemetery

P.le Resasco, Genoa, Italy
010 870184
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Ranked #14 of 144 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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Heemstede, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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England
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Glasgow, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

A friend on the restoration board recommended the cemetery to us. We were not disappointed. The sculptures were amazing. We only saw a small portion of the cemetery. You probably needed several days to walk around. There was even a shuttle to transport you to various areas of he cemetery. We got a booklet from the tourist office to help... More

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Faversham
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The quality of the funeral sculptures is superb, the atmosphere of the small Jewish cemetery very special, the tomb of singer Fabrizio de Andre' moving, even Oscar Wilde's wife is here. There are also a number of interesting war memorials and an area dedicated to heroes of the Risorgimento, and the monumental Aqueduct (also worth a visit) passes overhead. Allow... More

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