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  2. Lombardy
  3. Milan
  4. Milan Monumental Cemetery

Monumental Cemetery of Milan Guided Tour

Product ID: 295050
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Enjoy a guided tour of a must-see spot in Milan, the Cimitero Monumentale. Explore the open-air museum, resting place of people who played a role in the city's history, from Manzoni to Toscanini, Hayez to Marinetti, and Alda Merini to Gaber.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Monumental Cemetery in Milan, a real open-air museum
  • Discover Milan's artistic trends evolution between 1800 and 1900
  • Admire the graves of people who shaped the city's history
  • Explore the memorial chapel, the city's pantheon of illustrious men
Full description
The Monumental Cemetery of Milan is not just a cemetery, but a genuine open-air museum. Designed by the architect Carlo Maciachini in 1864 and inaugurated two years later, it is characterized by an eclectic style, harmonizing Byzantine and Gothic elements with a prevalence of the Romanesque style.

If you really want to get to know Milan, visiting the Cimitero Monumentale is a must. All those people who played a role in the city's history rest inside it, from Alessandro Manzoni to Arturo Toscanini, Francesco Hayez to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,  Sergio Bonelli to Guido Crepax,  Alda Merini to Franca Rame, and Enzo Iannacci to Giorgio Gaber. These are just some of the famous names that the Monumental Cemetery holds within its walls. The cemetery is an ideal place to discover the evolution of Milan's artistic trends between the 19th and 20th centuries.

During the tour, your expert guide will give you an artistic and historical introduction on the cemetery, then you'll visit the Famedio - the city pantheon of famous people - and the crematory temple, one of the first ones to be built in Europe. You will also be able to admire and discover the history of about 15 selected graves, that either have artistic significance or are the final resting place of famous people.
Includes
  • Guided visit tour of Monumental Cemetery in Milan
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to the meeting point
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You will meet your guide in the forecourt of the main entrance of the cemetery (Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale), next to the concierge desk.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The tour will not take place if it does not reach a minimum number of participants; if this happens you will be offered an alternative date or a complete refund