CImitero Monumentale di Bonaria, Cagliari

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The Monumental Cemetery of Bonaria is located in Cagliari, Sardinia. In use between 1829 and 1968, the cemetery originally occupied an area at the base of the hill of Bonaria, and over time expanded upwards. The main entrance is located in Piazza Cimitero, with a second entrance in Ravenna, at the Basilica of Bonaria. Several famous people were buried in Bonaria, including the canonical archaeologist Giovanni Spano, the tenor Piero Schiavazzi and General Carlo Sanna.HistoryThe cemetery is sited on a necropolis that had been used by Punic, Roman and early Christian communities of Cagliari; several ancient caves were carved into the limestone of the hill, formerly used as tombs. Archaeological finds removed from the caves are nowadays in the museum of Bonaria.The modern Bonaria cemetery was built in 1828 by Luigi Damiano, Captain of Engineers, and opened on 1 January 1829. Thirty years later an extension was designed by Gaetano Cima. In use between 1829 and 1968, the cemetery, which originally occupied an area at the base of the hill of Bonaria, extended in subsequent extensions to the top. Until 1929 the church of Santa Maria de Portu Gruttis, also known as San Bardilio, stood by the entrance, dating back to the 12th century. The French traveller Vuiller Gaston described Cagliari in 1890 in his book Les îles oubliées: les Baleares, la Corse et la Sardaigne, impressions de voyage (published in 1893). He wrote: "The tombs here are of exceptional richness. White statue symbolicly peer through the cypresses and huge bouquets of flowers, wreaths, left at recent funerals, have preserved some of their freshness."
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  • ... but not because it is a cemetery: just because it's so degraded to do a really bad impression. At times literally unusable, missing tombstones, burial ground irretrievably damaged by time and probably by vandals. Still resist some monumental tombs and some historic chapels, while others seem to forget forever, and maybe they really are. The only good thing is that this debacle is forcing us to think about what would happen soon ...
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  • I walked alone enjoying peace and delighting my eyes with the beauty of atistiche dressed-up those ancient tombs. To recommend.
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  • Not only of great historical value but also visually compelling, the monumental cemetery of Cagliari is striking for the story. Story that is explained for free by passionate guides who will take you on a tour consisting of children who don't wake up more, sculptors full of themselves and petrified dead.
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  • The sounds of the City arrive muffled inside the walls of the Citadel of those who no longer suffer. The smell of cypress trees, the stillness as dumbstruck, peace in a place that seeks peace and gets back to nature because it take its course, erasing the last sore memory of who just wants to get lost in a dream without awakening. To those who complain about the State of abandonment of the monumental, I'm just saying they don't understand the more intimate, right, moving right.
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  • Monumental cemetery of Bonaria in Cagliari. It is said to be abandoned, but in reality they are working in different places. To visit before you make judgments are not real.
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  • It seems to take a step back in time! Very interesting.
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  • Very interesting. Very wild and unkempt. During my visit, it has been opened only at 4: 00. Still a nice experience.
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  • a disgraceful degradation for a cemetery. too many weeds and undergrowth. could also be made of the restoration work on ancient tombs to make worthy of the name this place
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