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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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  • August 17, 2017
    The cimitero Monumentale in Milan is rich in history and charm. Every corner hides sculptures by great artists such as Wildt, sailing, water fountain and many others. A walk inside it can't miss (I recommend spring or early fall).
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  • August 17, 2017
    imposing and historic architecture, that make you forget you are in a cemetery. Famous artists expressed themselves in emotional forms easily perceptible by all.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I find walking in cemeteries a relaxing experience. The tourists are quiet. There is no traffic or noise. You can reach this cemetery on the Metro. Make sure to get a map. It's easy to get lost here. ...  more »
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  • You could spend hours walking around the graves and monuments in the cemetery. It does not feel sad or gloomy to be there at all. It's just incredible the number and quality of the tombs that have been built there through time. An absolutely fascinating place. Do not miss it!!!
  • It is a huge graveyard with all the Milano's families I think and every single one of the big ones has its own building, similar to a small or even real-size temple. If you have interest in architecture or monuments or anything related it is great place for you. In my opinion it is such a waste of money to build these enormous monuments for everyone.
  • Biggest Cimentry in Milan. Very clean and quiet. Required at least 2-3 hour to enjoy this place. It completely different world in there. Take you back in ages.
  • Yes, it's a cemetery but it's also effectively an open air sculpture park. Rather atmospheric too. The dead centre of Milan is worth a look see.
  • Surprisingly new Cemetery by European standards, but amazing views. I hope this looks just as amazing for future generations.

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