Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno, Genoa

Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno
4.5
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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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Giovanni C
Genova31 contributions
Very interesting
May 2020
The largest historical cemetery in Europe, full of amazing statues and beautiful ornaments. A visit is almost mandatory, better if not in summer.
Written October 1, 2020
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Meghan J
Lugano, Switzerland69 contributions
Do not miss if you're in the area!!!
Jun 2020
I had never heard of this cemetery prior to researching a weekend trip to Genoa. WOW!!!!! A highlight of our trip! Spectacular, never-ending sculptures in every direction. A photographer's paradise. You can easily spend a couple of hours here and only see a fraction of the site.

1. I *highly* recommend a guided tour to better appreciate what you're seeing. We received information from the tourist office. (Our guide spoke Italian, but I'm sure there are English speaking ones as well.)

2. Apply bug spray before you go. The mosquitoes will eat you alive otherwise!!!

3. Most of these sculptures are in desperate need of renovation. Please look up the American Friends of Italian Monumental Sculpture (website or on FB). They are dedicated to the preservation of these works of art. I'm not associated with the group, but was inspired to help them after visiting.
Written June 29, 2020
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Leonardo5115
Genova, Italia16 contributions
The best Historic Cemetery in Italy
Feb 2020
Is a visit to anopen-air Museum dedicated to the beloved ones not anymore in this earth. It's a show of love and art mixed together to pay respect to the families
Written February 10, 2020
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Heather R
South Salt Lake, UT64 contributions
breathtaking!
Dec 2019
This was the reason I visited Genoa and I was not disappointed. Wonderful photos! Make sure you stop at the office for a map before proceeding on your own or you WILL get lost!
Written January 20, 2020
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mlbpafan
Loveland, CO1,624 contributions
Awesome cemetery and a must visit
Oct 2019
My wife and I are cemetery people. We really do enjoy walking around them and seeing the different headstones, crypts, monuments and memorials. We have been all over the Europe and the U.S, but we have never seen anything quite like this one. This is a MUST SEE even if you don't enjoy cemeteries. The statues here are abundant, imaginative, amazing works of art. Some "avenues" seem to go on forever. The tributes to those lost are truly incredible and many are in great condition as they have been protected by the weather fo many years.. We drove and parked outside the front gate for free. Unfortunately, we were only able to spend a few hours here, but we will return next time in the area!
Written January 2, 2020
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mandaofderry
melbourne65 contributions
Incredible monumental cemetery
Sep 2019 • Couples
When we were traveling through Italy - we stayed in Genoa just to see Staglieno. After seeing it featured in documentaries and books I was keen to see it for myself. I’m so glad we did!

The sculptures were incredible- the lifelike details like lace on dresses, eyelashes, tears, and the faces of the sculptures... such emotion and talent by the artists. We thought we would spend about an hour or two at Staglieno - but we were there all afternoon until closing time and still didn’t see a lot of it.

It’s a short bus ride from Genoa, and there are not loads of tourists.

Well worth a visit.
Written October 22, 2019
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Stay747008
2 contributions
Staglieno Cimitero, Genoa
Jul 2019 • Couples
Superb art. You must give yourself at least a few hours to tour this extraordinary place on earth. Have never seen something alike. Such sculptures can be seen only in Italy. I'm sorry we couldn't stay for a few more hours. maybe we will visit again.
Written October 10, 2019
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Ciara9999
Seattle, WA31 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2019
I read about this cemetery on tripadvisor and decided to go although never before went to any cemetery where none of my relatives were buried. Unfortunately, we came to the lower level only - we took a taxi from Via Garibaldi and paid 10E. Even the lower level was impressive and if it wouldn't be so hot and not so many mosquitoes - i was almost eaten alive but quickly put mosquito repellant and it worked, we would go to the higher level where all the impressive pieces are. But still, we saw a lot. It is a pieceful place and I will remember that cemetery forever.
Written October 8, 2019
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Carl O
Bergen, Norway28 contributions
A Cemetary and a Scupture Park combined.
Nov 2018
Staglieno is probably most of the most impressive Cemeteries in the World! It is located about 5 km outside the city centre. You will need at least two or three hours for Your visit here.
Written September 8, 2019
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Malcolm
Greater London, UK18 contributions
A couple of hours to explore part of the this large cemetery
Aug 2019
Hundreds of statues which are well worth seeing but it is also a current cemetery so many graves have flowers and the whole complex is huge. Very moving and well worth the short taxi ride at € 11 from the city centre.
Written August 25, 2019
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