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“Breathtaking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monumental Cemetery (Cimitero Monumentale)

Monumental Cemetery (Cimitero Monumentale)
Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1, 20151 Milan, Italy
+39 02 8844 1274
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Ranked #7 of 372 Attractions in Milan
Type: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Beautiful architecture all around! I think it's a must see if you're visiting Milan. You also get to see famous tombs, like that of Verdi, Manzoni and Campari.

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“Breathtaking on first sighting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The cemetery is fronted by an incredibly grand building which looks more like a palace and once through the entrance the first view is actually gob smacking! The monuments that greet you as you enter are magnificent - some really huge ones, and there are many examples of art deco and art nouveau architecture. The Italians certainly know how to say good bye to their departed and the whole cemetery shows you just how much wealth there is in the city. Unfortunately they had run out of maps but there are plans and what to look out for on boards all around. Just hope you don't get bitten by the insects as my sister did!

Visited September 2013
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“Sickly worthwhile. ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Sick but true, it's well worth a visit even though it's not in the centre. It's huge so you'll probably not see it all. Without spoiling it, if you get a spare 2 or 3 hours have a leisurely walk round.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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“Astoundingly beautiful ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This place is extremely beautiful but slightly haunting as well at the same time it is a mass monument to those who are resting within its walls. Well worth a visit to see the history and culture.

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“Unbelievably beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

You could spend hours here. It is one beautiful piece of art after another. Look for the church to St Anthony of Padua nearby. It is lovely in its simplicity.

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