The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno

Staglieno is the most important monumental cemetery in Europe, a place where the stone portraits show a cross-section of Genoese upper-class society.

The magnificent sculptures depict historical events, deep feelings, love, respect, honour and the great sadness of being apart.

Extremely fine details tell the story of the everyday life of days gone by. Realism takes us into families' intimate lives, while symbolism transports us to a parallel, imaginary world.

The cemetery is huge. Many famous people are buried here, both Italian and foreign.

 

The tombs are extremely varied, both historically and stylistically, forming a medley of grand and impressive monuments and artworks.
A true open air museum.

Photos by Alessandro Ravera and Paola Pettinotti

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