The Cimitero Monumentale (Monumental Cemetary) is considered a real open-air museum of funerary art. The cemetery serves as the final resting place of many notable figures, such as Arturo Toscanini, and has even housed the remains of Eva Peron and Giuseppe Verdi.
On this tour you will visit the impressive memorial chapel and walk the quiet lanes lined with tomb stones and evocative statues depicting death, loss and life.Your visit to the Monumentale cemetery will allow you to look back at some milestones in the history of the city through the tombs of the most famous Milanese people.
Meet your guide at designated meeting points. Take your seat in the comfortable tour bus (Winter season only) and enjoy the drive to the Cimitero Monumentale.
Once there, you will enter through the Temple of Fame (Famedio) – a large Romanesque memorial chapel– and see tombs of the country’s most prominent citizens like the poet Salvatore Quasimodo and novelist Alessandro Manzoni.
Your guide will walk you through the cemetery and you will visit the most significant burials. You will have plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos of some of the most impressive sites. See the graves of famous Italian artists, composers, writers, actors and politicians and their elaborate tombs and shrines. The cemetery is famous for its lifelike statues depicting scenes of death and sorrow but also of love and compassion.5:00pm: The tour ends upon returning to original departure point.
All Year: Sunday
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 1400h (2:00pm)
01 Apr - 31 Oct: 1430h (2:30pm)
Duration: 01 Nov - 31 Mar: 3 hours
01 Apr - 31 Oct: 2 hours
01 Nov - 31 Mar: The tour departs from Milan Visitor Center – Largo Cairoli / via Cusani 18, Milan.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing. 01 Apr - 31 Oct: Tour departs from the main entrance of Monumental Cemetery.
The tour ends at original starting points.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the details. Times subjected to organization and/or traffic problems.
From 01st April - 31st October 2014: The tour will operate as a walking tour (no bus transfers included).
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