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Monumental Cemetery

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Address: Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1, 20151 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 8844 1274
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: Why visit a cemetery when you’re on vacation, you ask? The tombs at this...
Why visit a cemetery when you’re on vacation, you ask? The tombs at this Milan burial ground offer a great glimpse of Italian artistic styles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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This cemetery is well worth a visit. A very tranquil place filled with the most amazing tomb stones and family crypts and beautiful trees , mostly conifers. Take your time to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This cemetery is well worth a visit. A very tranquil place filled with the most amazing tomb stones and family crypts and beautiful trees , mostly conifers. Take your time to appreciate the beautiful monuments and intricate details on the tombstones .We took the metro to garibaldi station then it is a short walk to the cemetery.It was a very... More 

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Cork Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place. We read about this cemetery while in Milan & decided to take a look not least because we read that for a short period Eva Peron was buried here. It is not over run with tourists like other parts of Milan, but is fascinating & absorbing. You could spend hours in this amazing place & still... More 

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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

After hustling around the hot and noisy city this is a haven of peace and reflection. Some truly artistic tombs and just amazingly well laid out and cared for. We were recommended to go by a friend who had lived in Milan and were not in the least disappointed.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It is huge. You can spend hours walking through it, and you can also get lost. Some of the thumbs are just little artworks. It is like walking through the story of the city. Ideally you don't want to wonder around at night in the area outside the cemetery as it would not be safe.

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Versailles, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It is difficult to imagine the wonders hiding behind the beautiful frontal building of this cemetery. As the name of the cemetery suggests, it is just monumental, hundreds and hundreds of art work in the form of crosses, statues, funeral stones, small chapels, all of them telling the story of Milan and its different noble families across the last centuries.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It sounds a bit odd to visit a cemetery as a tourist, but we can thoroughly recommend a visit as the effort getting there is worthwhile. The scale of many of the monuments was amazing. Some of the mausoleums would be bigger than a small house, and certainly vastly grander. Although we did not get the chance to due to... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had watched a travel program which mentioned this cemetery and had passed it when on the hop on hop off bus so a visit was essential. Beautifully laid out and well kept, the headstones, sculptures and mausoleums are unbelievable. There are boards showing a map and pointing out the most impressive ones. Take water as I don't think there... More 

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Castle Rock, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

You will not believe your eyes as you wander through the grounds of this cemetery. It seems to stretch for acres in front of you, with each and every headstone or mausoleum outdoing the one next to it. Quite amazing the lengths some of these families have gone to.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

You could spend a whole day here!!!!!! its simply wonderful !!! if you like sculpture dont miss this place !!!!

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I am an expat living about an hour from Milano. Just visited the Cimitero for the 2nd time and still haven't seen it all. It is a must-see (10-15 min walk from Stazione Garibaldi). Take mosquito repellent and some bottled water. The monuments are absolutely gorgeous. I was in awe of many of the statues and tributes to loved ones.... More 

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Additional Information about Monumental Cemetery

Address: Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1, 20151 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 8844 1274
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Milan>  > Stazione Centrale
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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