The Eternal Gardens: Staglieno Cemetery

The Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno and open-air museum has been a masterpiece of the city of Genoa since its opening in 1851.  Its rich and diverse vegetation, tombs in the open area and the ones enclosed in the neoclassical porticos make it a rare and historic treasure as well as a place of collective and personal memory.

The itinerary of the guided tour includes the historic porticos and nearby open areas, allowing visitors to observe some of the most significant tombs such as the famous “peanut vendor”, Caterina Campodonico, the gorgeous Oneto’s Angel by Monteverde and the tomb of Mary Constance Lloyd, Oscar Wilde’s wife. We will also visit the large and magnificent family mausoleums on the romantic avenue of Boschetto, a site of remembrance surrounded by superb greenery.

If you are interested in the Genoese Jewish Cemetery (at Staglieno Cemetery there are 2 Jewish Areas) have a look to Genoa Unveiled page where you will find some information about my Genoese Jewish Sites Tour  Project.

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