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Milan: Monumental Cemetery Group Walking Tour

1. Milan: Monumental Cemetery Group Walking Tour

Discover the macabre side of Milan with this Monumental Cemetery group walking tour. Find the resting places of historical figures who have made the city of Milan great economically and artistically. Visit the cemetery that houses the remains of Alessandro Manzoni, Franca Rame, Enzo Iannacci, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Arturo Toscanini, and Alda Merini. Listen to your guide tell you how the art, economic, social and religious history of the city is blended here. Walk through the Famedio, which was initially conceived as a church, but transformed into a place to store the tombs of the rich and famous of Milanese. Find out how this place is not just a cemetery, but an open-air museum.

Monumental Cemetery of Milan Guided Tour

2. Monumental Cemetery of Milan Guided Tour

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.

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Entrance to Milan Monumental Cemetery is free, and you do not need a ticket or pre-booking to visit.

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What people are saying about Milan Monumental Cemetery

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 126 reviews

The tour is recommended, we didn't get off anywhere, but during the journey we decided where to go again on foot. We do the hop on hop off tour in every city we fly to. Convenient and educational!

The trip was well organized and there was enough time to visit all the sights. The travel companion was very friendly and motivated to explain everything.

Complete tour of the most known and interesting places in Milan. An incentive to then revisit them closely. Highly recommended.

Taking the bus was really great, you see a lot, super beautiful buildings and a lot of information

Good respect for schedules. Pleasant and accommodating staff. Comments are only made for children.