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  • Address: Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale, Milano, Italy 20154
  • Hours: Tue-Sun 8am-6pm

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Monumental Cemetery (Cimitero Monumentale)

Some cemeteries are like small cities, such as the Monumental Cemetery in Milan. It's the second-largest cemetery in Milan, and its paths are adorned with a fantastic array of sculptural tombs.

Milan's Monumental Cemetery (Cimitero Monumentale in Italian) was opened in 1866, originally built to consolidate the large number of smaller cemeteries around the city. Two new and very large cemeteries were created: one for the wealthy (Cimitero Monumentale) and one for everyone else (Cimitero Maggiore). Because it has been the final resting place for so many wealthy and famous people over the years, the tombs and mausoleums are often works of art.

Argentina's Eva Peron was secretly buried in this Milan cemetery until 1971 because of anti-Peron sentiments in her home country, and Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi was buried here for about a month before his body was moved. Today, the main draw for non-Italian visitors is the way the cemetery resembles an outdoor sculpture garden.

Practical Info

The cemetery's main entrance is through a building called the "Famedio," part memorial chapel and part mausoleum for famous graves. Cimitero Monumentale is open Tuesday-Sunday from 8am-6pm. Guided tours are free, but must be booked in advance. Admission is also free.

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Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Milan, null
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Milan City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: Ticket valid for 1 calendar day or 48 hours from the time of first use, depending on option selected

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Milan Monumental Cemetery Guided Visit, Milan, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Milan Monumental Cemetery Guided Visit

The unknown beauty of Milan's treasures! Famous artists and sculptures relate themselves for the first time with the mysterious theme of the Death and faith.

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Half Day Pisa Tour from Montecatini, Montecatini Terme, Walking Tours
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Half Day Pisa Tour from Montecatini

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Milano Full-day Tour from Lake Garda, Lake Garda, Half-day Tours
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Milano Full-day Tour from Lake Garda

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Location: Garda, Italy
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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