• Italy

    Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

    I have always been fascinated by old cemeteries. During trips with my mother to Malta, Ireland and Scotland we would stop at the oldest cemetery that we could find. Just to roam around and look at the old graves. So when I read about the big cemetery in Genua and saw photos of the awesome sculptures, I just knew that I had to visit this one during our ‘Giro d’Italia’ in 2016. A little bit of History The Staglieno Cemetery is the largest burial site in Genova and is one of the most important monumental cemeteries in Europe. The design task had been entrusted as early as 1835 to the civic…