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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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  • 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 »
  • 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... 
    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...  more »
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  • The cemetery is really really cool. A great place to spend some time wandering in the shade of the tombs and trees. Really interesting mausoleums and gravestones. Honestly please go. However, beware: it closes at 18.00 and it really really closes at 18.00 and it doesn't care if you're still inside. We arrived at the gate at 18.02 and the gate was closed and everyone was gone. We had to call the emergency number (they only spoke Italian) and then eventually some guy came to open the gate for us. We were stuck with 5 people, so this seems to happen a lot. They do play an alarm to let you know they are closing, but we didn't know that that was what that meant. Really awesome visit though.
  • I never knew I would be interested in visiting a place like cemetery in Milan. It's richly laid with beautiful sculpture and way it has been maintained so well even after decades took me by surprise. We were shown in a small guided tour, how they are working on maintaining the sculptures.Do attend if you have time. Also check out the literature they have at their office desk. Would surely recommend. Keep 3-4 hours in hand to visit this entire place.

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