Monumental Cemetery

    Milan’s most prestigious cemetery
    The structure that dominates its entrance recalls a Gothic cathedral, but in fact it dates to 1860 and reflects the eclectic architectural style of the time, when to be buried in the Cimitero Monumentale was proof of economic stability and social status.
    It is built over an area of 250,000 square metres.
    Inside, the tombs represent an open-air gallery of late 19th and 20th century sculpture, witnessing the passage of various artistic phases.
    It is also a window on the history of the city and on the forms of self-representation adopted by its inhabitants.
    Some of the family names engraved on the tombs are well known world-wide: Campari, Toscanini, Verdi, Ponchielli, Hayez, Bocconi, Segantini ….