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Cemetery of Staglieno

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Address: Piazzale Resasco, Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 870184
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Incredible place

Make the effort to visit - the 34 bus travels here or you can walk. The statuary is amazing and the cemetery is vast - it will take a few hours to see everything.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
angie g
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Make the effort to visit - the 34 bus travels here or you can walk. The statuary is amazing and the cemetery is vast - it will take a few hours to see everything.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK...Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde etc. are not buried here but this is just as interesting as Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Grand both in acreage and monuments! I went with a friend whose generational relatives are from Genoa. We actually found them. Of course the families are centuries old Genoese families that I know nothing about but the monuments artistry... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Genoa is full of amazing treasures but this cemetery is absolutely unique. The cemetery was established in the middle of the 19th century following an edict that prohibited burials in churchyards and other locations inside city walls, for health reasons. The monuments of the wealthy Genovese citizens of the day give a glimpse into that era, with depictions of families... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This cemetery was my reason for visiting Genoa and it more than met expectations. Even if cemeteries aren’t your thing, it is still worthwhile seeing this one. I am surprised there is any marble left in Italy’s quarries, due to the amount in Staglieno. So many statues amassed in one area, some are heartbreakingly beautiful, while others are a little... More 

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

A piece of history to walk through and bathe in the artistry of a forgotten time. I definitely recommend a visit here, easily reached by busses I can not say enough about the beauty of this place. It is in the stages of long needed maintenance and topiary trimming to reveal the hidden gems long lost beneath the overgrown shrubbery.... More 

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I've not visited this amazing cemetery in 18 months; while much is the same, there is also reason to be excited about the changes. So many TA reviewers are rightly critical of the lack of caretaking of this monumental collection of spectacular sculptures, but thankfully, Staglieno is getting some help! Because of the increase interest by tourists like you, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Beautiful marble sculptures, thousands of tombs, breathtaking corridors and promenades. It's easy to reach from the downtown, busstop is in front of the entrance. I had only 2 hours for it, so I can visit only 10% of it. It's definitely a one-day programme.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Family members had strongly urged us to visit this cemetery -- it was still so vivid in their minds after visiting 10 years ago. It is well worth the bus ride and a couple of hours to stroll through the enormous hallways lined with very tall tombs. It really is a very emotional experience. We have never seen sculpture like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Because we only came here to visit the tomb of the late great Fabrizio de André we really only scratched the surface of this incredible place. Breathtaking sculpture at every turn. You would would need a day to take it all in. Wouldn't describe it as the highlight of Genoa by any means, but well worth the short trip out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

I can only compare it to the cemetery in Venice and I loved the statuary and grandeur of the place. I visited with 2 other adults and their young children. They hated it--thought it was creepy and not well maintained. Granted, it is not very stroller-friendly due to all of the stairs to see the highlights. If you are mobility... More 

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