Cimitero Monumentale, Verona

Cimitero Monumentale, Verona

Cimitero Monumentale is a monumental cemetery that was designed by Giuseppe Barbieri in 1829. The burial ground was built to consolidate several burial places into one location. It was also constructed to adhere to Napoleonic rules that all burial places must be located outside the city. It is the final resting place of Emilio Salgari, Umberto Boccioni, Lionello Fiumi, Berto Barbarani, Michele Sammicheli, Carlo Montanari, and Franz von Scholl.

The site reflects a Neo-Doric influence. The square-shaped structure is divided into four sections and has a monumental entrance and beautiful sculptures. It is said the inspiration for the many sculptures comes from Antonio Canova who designed the statues for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII. Most of the tombs are numbered to make finding them easier.

Nearby attractions, within 37 to 60 kilometers, include the Tomba di Giulietta, Chiesa di San Fermo, the Ponte Navi, and the Porta Leoni. The Accademia, Mastino, Colomba D'Oro, and San Luca Hotels provide affordable lodgings for tourists. In addition, they are located no more than 93 kilometers from the Cimitero Monumentale. It is open from 9 am to sunset in the winter and from 9 am to 6 pm the rest of the year.

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Sight Name: Cimitero Monumentale
Sight Location: Verona, Italy (See walking tours in Verona)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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