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Monumental Cemetery

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Stazione Centrale
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Address: Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale 1, 20154 Milan, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 02 8844 1274
08:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Why visit a cemetery when you’re on vacation, you ask? The tombs at this...

Why visit a cemetery when you’re on vacation, you ask? The tombs at this Milan burial ground offer a great glimpse of Italian artistic styles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Take advantage of the free guided tour. The memorials and architecture were beautiful. Its the resting place of many famous poets, and those who made history in Milan. You can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take advantage of the free guided tour. The memorials and architecture were beautiful. Its the resting place of many famous poets, and those who made history in Milan. You can spend hours and love every minute of it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I know it may sound a bit gruesome, and I thought the same when my photo group proposed me to go there to take some pictures, but I changed my mind. As the slogan says, it is an OPEN AIR MUSEUM. Some Italian and international men of genius are buried here (such as Alessandro Manzoni, Salvatore Quasimodo, Isaac Newton, Francesco... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am not very interested in historical buildings but this cemetery is really place you should see in Milan.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Strolling down the paths of this monumental cemetery is like taking a trip down Milan's very own memory lane. Unless you go on a grey/rainy day, it isn't gloomy at all, au contraire. Sundays can be quite crowded, so pick a day in the middle of the week if you like the peace and quiet. If you're a fan of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Monumentale - cemetery is well know for being the resting place of poets, politicians , musicians and very special people who lived , worked or simply had a special connection with Italy . To be buried in the Monumentale it's an honor and it involved a very special stoner granite grave with a guest building attached or a private... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was the place in Milano that I like the most. There was so many statues and buildings that you will just get lost walking there. Definitely worth to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This went far beyond my expectations, even for Milan. As much a sculpture museum as a cemetery, the range of monuments is vast and well worth a visit if that sort of thing is of interest to you. We walked for hours and had many moments of awe in what we saw. I hope to learn more about some of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a good one to visit if you enjoy visiting cemeteries. There are many imposing family tombs here, with impressive sculpture. You can go celebrity -hunting, but most of the great names of Italian culture are absent. Many of the names of wealthy Italian families will mean nothing to the average tourist visitor. Rather sad, and only for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There must be a reason why Milan is dubbed as city of fashion. Milanese are not only famous with their high sense of fashion when they are alive, they make sure they are still in some kind of fashionable state in death. This massive complex of Milanese cemetery gives a visitor more than expected from a mundane cemetery. This place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not go in there due to the lack of time, but just by peeking through, I could see many tombs which were elaborately decorated. There were monuments built around. Even the exterior was grand that I thought it was a palace.

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Stazione Centrale
Central Station represents a bridge towards the future. Impressive skyscrapers and new age buildings stretch the skyline with the majestic Unicredit Tower cutting through. Surrounding it are large towers that define Piazza Gae Aulenti, where the fountain and the Monumento Trombe leave one breathless. A famous building of the district is the Vertical Forest, where the innovative materials and trees planted on the terraces are a unique mix of nature and man-made construction. In the district, there is the Monumental Cemetery, known for its antique tombs with sculptures portraying angels of commemorative scenes many will find touching.
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