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Monumental Cemetery

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Address: Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1, 20154 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 8844 1274
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Interesting place to visit

We were on a guided tour of Milan and stopped at this cemetery. I hadn't expected to enjoy it, but it was really fascinating. There are all kinds of huge sculptures and monuments... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were on a guided tour of Milan and stopped at this cemetery. I hadn't expected to enjoy it, but it was really fascinating. There are all kinds of huge sculptures and monuments to famous Italian families. Our guide explained the stories behind some of the monuments. Because we were on a tour we only stayed a short time, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can sounds crazy but it is one of the must thing to do in Milan. Relaxing place with greenery, space and quiet. As crazy as it can be it is not seedy at all! Tombs are huge and incredible beautiful. Feels like you are in a museum so much this place is incredible.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It might sound crazy to spend some time visiting a cemetery, but we are talking about Italy here and also this type of place can be full of art. If at all possible, take a guided tour: you will not regret it. My word: one of the most impressive group of scultures (sorry I do not know the technical name... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cemetery is katty-korner from the AC Milan Hotel. I had been to Milan many times but never visited there, although many people recommended it. It was well worth the short walk. So many statues and carvings, and some of those statues seemed to perfectly show the agony of losing a loved one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had one day in Milan, and as we drove past we decided we would visit this cemetery! Was really an amazing place, it's also huge!! We wondered around looking at some amazing sculptures and tombs.. It felt like a little village or community. I would highly recommend it for a short walk... Also it's free :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see. You could spend hours wandering and marveling at all the sculptures on the graves. Some old some more recent years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It seems strange to say this famous cemetery should be on your must-see list while visiting Milan...but honestly...you won't be disappointed. Free admission. Walking thru arches adorned with names and faces of departed, dead flowers, peeling plaster, standing quietly and then realizing suddenly as your gaze looks out past the arches...an epic, amazing, soul captivating scene lays out in front... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cemetery is one of the two largest cemeteries in Milan. There are a lot of impozant tombs, graves, temples. For me, it is a little weird that a cemetery is visited by many tourists per a day. Nevertheless I visited it because of lots of recommendations in Trip advisor. At the entrance you can take a free plan (in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cemetery but unlike any I have seen before - wouldn't normally go looking at cemeteries on holiday but didn't find a lot to do in Milan and so based on tripadvisor thought we would look around. Entry was free and there was a helpful guide at the entrance office who gave us a map and highlighted some... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't normally visit municipal cemeteries but this was a little different. Contains examples of the wealth of families (even in death) depicted by over sized monuments. Amongst the families are the Campari (of Soda fame) with a representation of the last supper.

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Stazione Centrale
Central Station represents a bridge towards the future. Impressive skyscrapers and new age buildings stretch the skyline with the majestic Unicredit Tower cutting through. Surrounding it are large towers that define Piazza Gae Aulenti, where the fountain and the Monumento Trombe leave one breathless. A famous building of the district is the Vertical Forest, where the innovative materials and trees planted on the terraces are a unique mix of nature and man-made construction. In the district, there is the Monumental Cemetery, known for its antique tombs with sculptures portraying angels of commemorative scenes many will find touching.
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