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Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

Piazzale Resasco, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 557 6400
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place to contemplate

Beautiful solemn monuments, views of the city and very well kept. Remember to visit the neighboring... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LovePlanAndTravel
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Outstanding cemetery

I'm a bit of a cemetery fanatic...I've explored cemeteries in my home town of London and in Paris... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, planned in the 1850s in an inhabited area, lies now in an area not far from the centre of Genoa. Staglieno's architectural pattern, albeit in the forms of a mature Classicism, draws on a genre that was rather common in Europe and Italy around the mid nineteenth century. However, the peculiarity and the charm of Staglieno lie in the fact that its architecture is combined with a natural layout, a type that is much more common in northern European cemeteries like, for example, the Pere Lachaise in Paris. It currently covers an area of 300.000 sqm.
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 16:30
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Piazzale Resasco, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful solemn monuments, views of the city and very well kept. Remember to visit the neighboring jewish cemetery and note multi-lingual writing on the graves signifying "melting pot" that was (and is) Nice over several centuries...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a bit of a cemetery fanatic...I've explored cemeteries in my home town of London and in Paris, Greece, across Europe and even some of Asia from Large to military to small church cemeteries, the amazing catacombs etc. and Staglieno impresses me very much. Huge,...More

Thank Celia B
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

The cementery spans on a huge area so it's better to save time to walk around it and be able to appreciate the works of art made on marble that you're going to see there. I was really moved by so delicate figures. History will...More

1  Thank Ceci2812
Reviewed 3 July 2017

In the 1800's all the rich merchants in the area has marble statues made of themselves for their graves. Beautiful!

1  Thank teamSTW
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is a really incredible place. The monuments are powerful and moving, and the entire cemetery has a decaying Victorian feel about it. The grounds are enormous, but you can easily do a solid walk through the main areas in 2 hours. It is easy...More

1  Thank GG1072
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A huge cemetery, well cared for, going back to 1800s. We visited on 25th April, Liberation Day, and graves of those who died for the liberty of Italy from fascism and Nazi occupation were adorned with fresh flowers. Very moving.

Thank jockswithoutkilts
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I had read about this cemetery while planning our trip to Genoa -- I do love interesting cemeteries (Pere Lachaise, Saint Louis in New Orleans, Granary Burying Ground in Boston, Virginia City)! It's an easy bus ride on the eastern edge of the city, and...More

1  Thank Eva L
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The monuments in this cemetery are incredibly beautiful, we booked a private tour through "Tours by Locals" and were especially happy with our guide. If you go to Genoa, you should make time to visit this cemetery.

Thank MichaelJBhamAL
Reviewed 23 January 2017

A while ago, while in Genoa, Italy, we took a few relaxing hours to stroll around the Staglieno Cemetery. Although there was a constant threat of precipitation, the rain held off for the duration of our visit, but the possibility of a downpour appeared to...More

3  Thank N4056FDericb
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Go early, this cemetery is huge (over a kilometre square, and on a hilly slope) so you need lots of time to walk around before lunch. Tombs and graves are grouped together (such as Military, Jewish, Children, decades. etc). Lots of flower sellers outside for...More

1  Thank fstopharvey
Staglieno, Direttore at Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

Dear Madam, thank you for your kind review, we are really glad when we hear that turists are amazed at the Cemetery of Staglieno. We all try, with a lot of difficulties, to preserve this open-air museum and the numerous wonderful statues inside it and...More

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23 July 2016|
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Response from Gabrielle B | Reviewed this property |
there are frequent direct buses from both main Genoa train stations: in particular #34 from Genova piazza Principe. Should be about 25 minutes. opening hours are those mentionned: visitors are admitted until 16:30.
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giacomojim_13
5 May 2016|
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Response from Marco S |
Ciao giacomoji, c'e' un chiosco che funge da bar nel piazzale dell'ingresso, proprio di fronte ai fioristi; c'è un altro bar nella via Bobbio (a sinistra del piazzale); oppure, proseguendo nella via principale (Via Piacenza... More
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Jim E
25 April 2016|
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Response from Staglieno | Property representative |
Dear Sir, bus stop number 34 is not far from the Railway Station "Principe" and it gets to Staglieno Cemetery. Best regards Comune di Genova
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