THE MONUMENTAL CEMETERY OF STAGLIENO

Duration: 3 hours

The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno is not only a place dedicated to the memory of the deceased, but also a fascinating testimony to Genoa’s historical and artistic heritage.

Together we will explore the galleries and the hundreds of statues in this open-air museum: we will walk under the porticos and stop to admire the numerous funeral chapels on an artistic journey that demonstrates the evolution of sculpture in Liguria over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from realism, neo-Gothic and neo-Renaissance, to art nouveau and symbolism.

You will be able to pay homage to the illustrious remains of celebrated citizens such as Fabrizio de André and Gilberto Govi, or sigh at the grave of Lady Constance Wilde, the unhappy wife of Oscar Wilde. Under the shade of the trees in the forest area rests Giuseppe Mazzini, together with many Garibaldini and heroes of the Italian Risorgimento.

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