Monumental Cemetery of Milan Tour
- Visit the Monumental Cemetery in Milan, an open-air museum
- Admire the graves of people who shaped the city's history
- Discover Milan's artistic trends evolution between 1800 and 1900
- Visit the memorial chapel, the city's pantheon of illustrious men
Not just a cemetery, but a genuine open-air museum. This is the Monumental Cemetery of Milan, designed by the architect Carlo Maciachini in 1864 and inaugurated two years later. It is characterized by an eclectic style, harmonizing Byzantine and Gothic elements with a prevalence of the Romanesque style.
If you really wish to know Milan, visiting its Cimitero Monumentale is a must. All those people who played a role in the city's history rest inside it, from Alessandro Manzoni to Arturo Toscanini, from Francesco Hayez to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, from Sergio Bonelli to Guido Crepax, from Alda Merini to Franca Rame, from Enzo Iannacci to Giorgio Gaber. These are just some of the famous names that the Monumental Cemetery holds within its walls. The cemetery is an ideal place to discover the evolution of Milan's artistic trends between the XIX and XX century.
Our exclusive guided tour comprises an artistic/historical introduction about the cemetery, a visit to the Famedio - the city pantheon of famous people - and the crematory temple, one of the first ones to be built in Europe. You will also be able to admire and discover the history of about 15 selected graves, that either have artistic significance or are the final resting place of famous people.
- Guided visit of the Monumental Cemetery in Milan
Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale, 20154 Milano MI
You will meet your guide in the forecourt of the main entrance of the cemetery (Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale), next to the concierge desk.
- The tour will not take place if it does not reach a minimum number of participants. If this happens you will be offered an alternate date for your booking or a complete refund.
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