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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: 2-3 hours
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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I was awestruck, but I understand that this kind of thing isn't for everybody. I found the grounds to be amazing. You won't see any simple tombstones, these are fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I was awestruck, but I understand that this kind of thing isn't for everybody. I found the grounds to be amazing. You won't see any simple tombstones, these are fantastic sculptures and statues. Some in anguish of death and some in angelic glory of the afterlife. There are mausoleums with stained glass, raised vaults and urns. It's really something to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Yes, it was an amazing visit of this Cemetery you can see here impressive monuments, but unfortunately we did not meet any famous name… Verdi is not there! Even if your Italian guide promised it to you :-)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were staying nearby in Corso Como... and as this was a short walk on a nice day we decided to visit. The range of sculpture and small buildings was very interesting. Maybe we missed it, but we did not see much in the way of signage/brochures to help us make sense of what we were seeing. Worth it if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It is one of the old cemetery with beautiful church, it is different from the usual cemetry's because of the old and very nice monuments. I have never seen never like that before.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Sadly we had seen out of date opening times on trip adviser rather than the current ones which are much reduced during major works at the front of the Cemetery around the entrance. What we saw (through closed gates) was stunning and this will probably bring us back to Milan. Such a shame it is shut on Mondays, hopefully this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Come prepared, do research or join a tour, and see incredible art beyond imagination. The richest rich spent fortunes to be remembered. The Cimitero Monumentale is to Milan as the pyramids are to Giza. Very park-like, easy to reach by tram, bus, or taxi, so much of Italy's cultural heritage can be comprehended by what past generations sought to exude.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are a fan of cemeteries or have never been to a turn-of-the century one or just want something fun and free to do, add this to your plans for Milan. Stop at the information office on your left for an explanation of what to see and a map. The young English-speaking woman also showed us some old ornate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very short walk from the Moscova or Porta Garibaldi Metro stations. Starting at the impressive gate with the memorials running along and on top of, to the actually cemetery beyond which is full of major installations to the smaller flat tombs to those adorned with magnificent sculpture to others that look like modern villas. Just an incredible place to walk... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

You can totally spends hours here! Beautiful space with amazing monuments and head stones. Didn't take a tour, but it would of liked to know more about the tombs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A great place to visit to see how those who have passed are valued by those who are left behind. There is certainly nothing like this in Australia with our relatively short history. If you have an hour to spare in Milan, is definitely worth a visit.

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