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Monumental Cemetery, Milan

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Admire artistic tombs at Monumental Cemetery, a large cemetery opened in 1866. Several of the tombs were designed by renowned artists. Enter through the large, Neo-medieval-style Famedio that contains the tombs of some of Italy's most honored citizens. Look for the exhibit of prints, photographs, and maps outlining the cemetery's historical development. Next, wander through the cemetery to discover both contemporary and classical Italian sculptures, as well as Greek temples, elaborate obelisks, and more. Visit the Civico Mauoleo Palanti to see the memorial built for 800 Milanese killed in Nazi concentration camps. Put Monumental Cemetery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Milan trip planning tool.
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  • Unique and bizarre experience. Beautiful sculptures though overwhelming trip. An interfaith cemetery; Catholic and Jewish. Milan’s fine architects designing the sculptures… it was interesting to... 
    Unique and bizarre experience. Beautiful sculptures though overwhelming trip. An interfaith cemetery; Catholic and Jewish. Milan’s fine architects designing the sculptures… it was interesting to...  more »
  • Before visiting this place, we were not sure whether it is worth a visit as afterall it is a cemetary. But once you are in there, you will be surprised by the beauty of the graves. Most of them are a....  more
    Before visiting this place, we were not sure whether it is worth a visit as afterall it is a cemetary. But once you are in there, you will be surprised by the beauty of the graves. Most of them are a....  more »
  • this is a historical setting which shows how the Italians honor their departed. this is enormous and beautifully kept grounds with beautiful architectural features 
    this is a historical setting which shows how the Italians honor their departed. this is enormous and beautifully kept grounds with beautiful architectural features  more »
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  • A truly wonderful place that is 30 minutes north of Duomo Cathedral and is a pleasant escape from the busy city centre. Filled with stunning religious tombs, monuments and mausoleums, you can spend hours walking through the cemetery. I really recommend this place if you are visiting Milan and remember to bring water when the weather is hot. Plenty of shaded areas too which is nice.
  • I liked it very much. I never imagined that in a cemetery I would be able to admire so many works of art. Such a soothing place, huge and full of history, is worth a visit. There is even a map for visiting the famous tombs.
  • Visited this site September 2022. Visited the cemetery only after a fantastic tour--English Free Tour Milan sponsored by CITYWALKERS--with Marco, who brought this to our tour group's attention. His recommendation was, "If you really like architecture and sculpture...." and I knew I was adding a visit to my priorities. I spent the entire afternoon walking around, up and down rows and rows of mausoleums and monuments that were utterly stunning and beautiful. One can run around and test one's own knowledge of architectural periods, from Classical to Byzantine to Gothic to Baroque, etc. I highly recommend a visit for lovers of sculpture and architecture geeks. Make a visit to Cimitero Monumentale as high a priority as a visit to the Duomo.
  • Amazing place with some great mausoleums. Not like classic cemetery environment. A must see in Milan with lots of famous person's of history.
  • Did not initially plan to visit the cemetery because it wasn’t a suggested sight to see but wow it’s impressive. It’s huge and makes for a good walk. So much family history, it’s a must see if you’re visiting Milan.

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