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Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

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Address: Piazzale Resasco, Genoa, Italy
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+39 010 870184
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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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Lovely thing to do on a Sunday

Go early, this cemetery is huge (over a kilometre square, and on a hilly slope) so you need lots of time to walk around before lunch. Tombs and graves are grouped together (such... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 22, 2016
South East England, United Kingdom
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South East England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Go early, this cemetery is huge (over a kilometre square, and on a hilly slope) so you need lots of time to walk around before lunch. Tombs and graves are grouped together (such as Military, Jewish, Children, decades. etc). Lots of flower sellers outside for visitors. It is a bit run down in areas and is not as well kept... More 

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Dear Madam, thank you for your kind review, we are really glad when we hear that turists are amazed at the Cemetery of Staglieno. We all try, with a lot of difficulties, to preserve this open-air museum and the numerous wonderful statues inside it and we hope it will become a really wonderful even if unusual “attraction” to visit for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Italian cemeteries are often special, but this one is really impressive. We visited on 30th of October, sor it was in full preparation for All Saints day. Amazing statues and graves!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This cemetery has beautiful and very unique sculpture dating back to the early 1800s and late 1700s. Truly magnificent ! I'm not the kind to visit cemetaries but this was more like visiting an art museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We'd never been to Genoa and it was so easy to get to the Cemetery. We caught the #34 right out front of Principe train station. Get a 4.5 Euro bus/metro pass and you can ride everywhere for 24 hours. We ended up grabbing a random bus back from the cemetery and it passed the Metro line where we hopped... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

As you approach the front gates there are about 4 different flower venting stalls ... lush colorful array ... I myself bought a few roses every morning for one grave in particular ... Also there is a café just out front so you can get your cappuccino if you need one ... I returned 3 days to wander this immense... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

There is an extraordinary range of statues in this cemetary, with whole scenes of families in mourning ,personal responses in stone to particular circumstances and a most beautiful sculptures ; in particular the Annotations tomb. It is a beautiful setting with thick vegetation off setting the white stone. It is easy to use the bus from Genoa which costs only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Got the bus right to the entrance from the Piazza Principe station (only €1.50 each, for a single journey). The place is immense. There are a huge number of graves here, some quite simple and some extremely large and ornate. There are many paths that can be taken with many sets of steps. There is a bus but we just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

It's really easy to get to this cemetery. And if you're lucky you can find a parking place right in front of it. So there are no excuses not to visit this place. Is absolutely astonishing. The sculptures are almost as they were alive. Allow yourself at least one hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

The cemetery which opened in 1851 contains the most amazing monumental sculptures, many of which would not be out of place in a museum. The cemetery is huge and you could spend many days here wandering around. We found one day was not enough and went back for a second day. On both occasions we encountered hardly any one else... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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