Cemeteries in Rome

Cemeteries in Rome, Italy

Rome Cemeteries

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  • ITM0nkey
    Kent, UK96 contributions
    The catacombs are a fascinating place to visit. Yes...a lot of the bodies have been removed but why would anyone want to go to see dead people? However if that is your thing we were shown two original stone coffins and their remains; one was a Christian burial and one Pagan. To be honest after all that time there isn't a lot left anyway.

    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and was more than happy to answer questions. He was also very informative about the parts of the catacombs we visited.

    Also thanks to their Customer Service skills we were still allowed to join our tour despite being 5 to 10 minutes late - bit of a mix up with the address and our taxi driver - ensure you book to the catacombs themselves and not the address only.
    Written November 2, 2023
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  • Beverly Z
    Indian Harbour Beach, FL538 contributions
    I was looking for something different to do my last day in Rome and looked to see if there were any interesting cemeteries. I found this one and it was wonderful. It was a lovely day in late April, and the cemetery, with its cypress and pine trees, flowering plants, singing birds, and beautiful tombs, was the perfect get-away from the crowds of the most popular Rome sites. The cemetery isn't too large and the person at the gate (entrance is free but donations are suggested) was an American ex-pat when I was there. He was able to provide a lot of good information. The English poets Keats and Shelley are buried here. After seeing this cemetery for the first time, Shelley wrote, “It may make
    one in love with death to know that one should be buried in so sweet a place." The cemetery is a very short walk from the Piramide metro station.
    Written May 22, 2023
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  • Rudy B
    Ocean City, MD719 contributions
    Very well laid out exhibit. Make sure you hydrate because you’ll have to walk for about an hour and there is no place to sit once the tour starts until the chapel at the end. You’re underground so it’s a little cool, but not cold. It’s very damp with lightly musty air. The ground surfaces are uneven as well, but manageable. You’ll need to watch your head while navigating some of the walkways and stairs. Maybe have a couple euro coins with you to get a drink from the vending machine since the machines do not take electronic payments. I really enjoyed it and would visit here again once they open more of the site.

    Our guide (not the same as our tour guide) was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. I recommend bringing a small flashlight so you can see into some of the crevices.
    Written September 30, 2023
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  • Selley83
    Gateshead, UK20 contributions
    We stopped off here walking back down the Appia Antica. Service a little brisque but tour guide decent. Creepy underground tunnels (empty) and ends up at underground
    Houses. Worth a visit if passing by. We did want to purchase from gift shop but no staff!
    Written April 18, 2022
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  • Connector05120044129
    2 contributions
    My husband & I and my daughter and her husband visited Rome in 2019 this was one of many beautiful and amazing places we visited. It was a lifetime experience and has stayed with all of us. I will be hoping to revisit Rome again in 2024 and this again will be on our list for sure. Is so beautiful and the atmosphere of sadness was overwhelming but it felt so secret. Looking at all the catacombs and tombs and the most beautiful images that would give you a feeling of unexplainable. It was one of the most best and beautiful places I ever went to. Rome is blessed with such beautiful places. I recommend this visit to anyone it’s a feeling you’ll never forget 🙏🏻
    Written January 22, 2024
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  • Passport770189
    Chula Vista, CA49 contributions
    Another German atrocity for all the world to see, this time perpetrated against its former ally, Italy, whose foolish dictator Mussolini ignored his Fascist colleagues' advice to stay out of Germany's war and away from Hitler.

    Read up on the Italian partisans' Via Rasella attack on German troops occupying Rome that led Hitler to order the massacre in Robert Katz's "Death in Rome," which also details the massacre itself. Via Rasella is near the Spanish Steps, and also worth seeing to get a feel for what went on.

    Better yet, visit Rome's Museo Storico della Liberazione, located on Via Tasso in the former Gestapo HQ, to get a real feeling of how brutally savagely and treacherously Germany treated its former friend. Then, your visit to the caves will be a much more informed, and rightly indignant and emotional one.
    Written May 9, 2020
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  • saljmc
    Dundee, UK38 contributions
    14 year old son thought it was great, I was slightly ‘disturbed’ very interesting and the museum was a great build up and explanation but being faced with so many human bones and ‘mummified’ monks was quite a bizarre experience.
    Written October 17, 2023
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  • OldTiredTraveler
    Omaha, NE32 contributions
    The guide was excellent and the frescos and tombs were great what a good experience. Very inexpensive for a guided tour.
    Written October 29, 2023
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  • Graham J
    Townsville, Australia20 contributions
    I have been to this venue a few times, and it keeps getting better. Where once it was just a quick trip into the crypt, now there is an impressive museum documenting the history and traditions of the Capuchins. The staff are pleasant enough, and it’s certainly a worthwhile experience.
    Written December 11, 2019
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  • Tualie
    Varese, Italy1,354 contributions
    It took me time to convince my family members to visit this cemetery which I would call a smaller version of its Parisian counterpart.

    Is the final home of many dolce vita era, swinging 60's and revolutional 70's entertainment Italian celebrities like Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio de Sica, Vittorio Gassman, Alberto Sordi and many others. There are also funeral monuments (but they were buried elsewhere) like Montessori (pedagogist) and Garibaldi (Italian unificator). Is a very large burial park with a shuttle bus that runs every hour. Bud Spencer resting place is very far from the main entrance, suggest to get a map and pin the ones interested to visit or if can join a tour or get a guide which I think is the best but plan in advance.

    Second reason to visit this cemetery are the portrait paintings of Filippo Severati; he patented an enamel painting on lava rock technique which is long lasting resistant (nobody else was able to copy the same technique, apparently another secret ingredient or process he carried away); those portraits are there for over 130 years under erosional conditions and still look great, striking, don't miss baby Emma's tomb...

    Third reason (we miss this) to visit is the basilica of San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence) which features the burials of St. Lawrence, St. Stephen and five popes, one of them Pope Pius IX who had the longest unbeatable papal reign of 31 years (John Paul II made 26 years) in modern history. There are some ancient catacombs underneath the basilica don't know if they are open or visitable only with reservation in advance.

    An incredible open-air museum, away the crowds.
    Written March 12, 2023
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  • Robb H
    New York City, NY1,082 contributions
    We had read about this unusual burial crypt and realized it was difficult to arrange. We contacted our guide Silvia Prosperi and she was about to obtain the permit and arrange for the appoint with the Parks Department representative to open it.

    We learned there are many sights like this that can only be opened by appointment.
    Written November 2, 2019
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  • Pat
    233 contributions
    426 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. Sadly it was closed during my visit. Open Monday to Friday 7.00am to 12.00pm and 12.30pm to 3.00pm. Lest we forget.
    Written August 15, 2022
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  • emiliom855
    138 contributions
    We have before our eyes a place called the Tomba di Nerone! I review this natural place where the Roman Emperor Nero's name most likely did not know even where it was. A nowhere of his vast Empire so close but far from his thoughts. Nero too busy building his house of gold. To say nothing of the fun that Nero was the people of Rome when faced in Arena. It is said that he was very cruel and for this his people worship him. But it might be true that someone knows where the Emperor is buried in a tomb. Some other curious traveler of history might help me. So that review review we can see what happened to Nero and if perhaps suffered a few punishment for his cruelty. In any case I don't think it's true the story who loved singing while Rome was on fire. I think that Nero has no responsibility to someone else torched Rome. I've been several times on the Cassia and without help of other travellers are not able to continue in my review! I could take the risk of telling fairy tales. But the story of the greatness of the Roman Empire could not become a fairy tale!!?
    Written August 15, 2015
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson18,350 contributions
    This is the largest monumental cemetery in all of Italy. It is located outside the city walls as was the dictate when it was established. The entry to the ossuary for the war dead has a Latin inscription to the effect that Rome is the mother of those of her (children) killed in battle.

    Inside the remains of nearly 5,000 war dead from both World Wars are laid to rest. The cemetery was bombed in WWII. Today, the cemetery is akin to an open-air museum.
    Written October 21, 2018
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