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About the cemetery

It combines the typology of the neo-classical architectural cemetery of Mediterranean tradition which eventually became a "gallery" of monuments with the one of the naturalistic cemetery diffused in northern Europe.

The artistic languages of over a century - from neo-classicism to realism (the latter in one of the most characterised and hyperdescriptive forms to be found all over Europe) to symbolism, Art Nouveau and Deco, and even beyond - followed one another to give rise to a school of sculptors whose works had a large circulation even beyond regional and national territory. At the same time the monumental aspect of the cemetery attracted many renewed Italian artists (Bistolfi, Ximenes, Messina, Canonica, etc.).

Nietzsche, de Maupassant, Twain, Elisabeth of Austria (the famed empress Sissi) are some of the countless visitors - men of history and letters, travellers, artists and philosophers - who got enchanted by Staglieno and left a testimony of their visit.

Piazzale Resasco
16100 Genova

Tel. +39 010 5576400
Fax: +39 010 5578049


Opening hours:
The cemetery is open to the public daily from 7,30 a.m. to 17,00 p.m.
Sundays and holidays: Mess at 10,00 a.m.

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Tourist Information Office:
IAT Garibaldi Tourist Office
Via Garibaldi, 12r - 16124 Genova
Tel: +39 0105572903
Staglieno Cemetery
member of ASCE
part of European Cemeteries Route

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