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You can find, already loaded, interesting routes in the cemeteries of TURIN, MILAN, GENOA, ROME, BOLOGNA ... and in many other beautiful and attractive Italian cities.

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Call for papers

Connections, Participation and Partnership.

Book: Ancient Greek Art and European Funerary Art

Book: Ancient Greek Art and European Funerary Art
edited by Evangelia Georgitsoyanni, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2019

This collective volume consists of selected papers, presented at the ASCE Conference: “Ancient Greek Art and European Funerary Art” organized by the Harokopio University of Athens-Greece in 2017, aiming to highlight various cultural aspects of cemeteries.

Book can be obtained at this link.

STOP KILLING THE DEAD! Monumental Cemetery of Turin (Italy)

Sunday 9 February at 10 a guided tour of the Monumental Cemetery of Turin proposed on the occasion of the 3rd National Day of civilian victims of wars and conflicts in the world. (ANVCG) More than a hundred years after the end of the Great War, a path of reflection on the cruel uselessness of conflicts accompanied by the words of writers and poets with the guide Luisella Palmieri.
Reservations required: luisella.palmieri@outlook.it +39.347.178.915.4

DETAILS

Terrassa cemetery (Terrassa, Spain)

Terrassa cemetery
The Cemetery of Terrassa is the work of the architect Melcior Vinyals that was inaugurated in 1932. It is a space with its own personality, adapted to modern needs, but respectful of the cultural heritage and the environment.
Located to the east of the city, in an area of 11 hectares, it is part of the funerary complex that manages the municipal company Funerary of Terrassa. The uniqueness of the complex is that it offers an integral service, which includes all the phases of the farewell process. The equipment has a tannery with 10 wardrobes, a crematorium with three ovens, oratory, offices, a cafe restaurant, 350 free parking spaces and a playground.

The uniqueness of the Terrassa Cemetery lies in its conception as a large garden. This allows the space to have another meaning, in addition to its own use, as a memory park and a place to walk.

Facilities

The cemetery of Terrassa has approximately 30,000 graves and five proposals to store ashes. It also has a temple with capacity for 250 people, 2 digital information terminals to locate graves and a service point, where visitors can do paperwork or buy flowers and accessories.

Cultural heritage

From an artistic point of view, the Terrassa cemetery stands out for the mosaics, and because it houses interesting sculptures. The two-storey niches, which are a unique and characteristic architectural solution of Terrassa are also remarkable.

To enhance the knowledge of its cultural heritage, the Cemetery offers, in coordination with Terrassa Museum, the possibility of taking guided tours. Funerària also organizes art exhibitions and other cultural events to open cemetery facilities to uses that are different from the funeral activity.

Social commitment

Funerària de Terrassa has service contacts with labor insertion companies. On the other hand, the company sponsors since 2003 a film festival whose first aim is to help normalize the issue of death among society. Since 2014, the tickets include a donation, which is entirely dedicated to social issues.

Funerària offers a service of complementary fomalities service that facilitates the procedures after a relative’s death. It also provides families with a free grief attention service.

Environment and accessibility

Funerària de Terrassa is committed to the environment, and most of the vehicles used in the funeral complex are electric. The cemetery has an installation for the production of energy by means of photovoltaic panels. It also has selective waste collection points, energy efficiency systems and a charging point for electric vehicles.

Funeraria also continues to add actions to make the funerary complex a more accessible place for everyone. Initiatives like the implementation of a magnetic loop system for hearing aids users, adapted toilets, improved access, and barrier removal are some examples of it.

Photos

Terrassa cemetery aerial view

Terrassa cemetery monument

Terrassa cemetery

Address


Carretera de Montcada, 789

08227 Terrassa, Barcelona (Spain)

Contact details


Telephone: 93 786 94 00 - 900 268 268 (24 hours)
Email address: funeraria@terrassa.cat
Postal mail: Carretera de Montcada, 789. 08227 Terrassa, Barcelona (Spain)
Website: //www.funerariaterrassa.cat


Location


Professional update course for Tourist Guides...at the Monumental Cemetery of Turin (Italy)



PROFESSIONAL UPDATE COURSE AIMED AT TOURIST GUIDES

The professional refresher course is aimed at tourist guides already in possession of professional qualification and allows you to fulfill the obligation to carry out professional updates (LR n ° 26 of 26/11/2001 and DGR n ° 11643 of 22/06 / 2009).
Guided tour by Diego Vaschetto for 4 hours of lessons on a path entitled:
From the First World War to the Resistance. Stories of fallen soldiers of the two wars buried in the Monumental Cemetery of Turin

The course issues a certificate of attendance with profit to those who have successfully passed the final test.

Details here!

AGM 2020: Save the date

Milano, Italy
Connections. Participation and Partnership.

Annual General Meeting 2020 will take place in Milano on September 30 - October 4. (Please note the change in the dates as it was initially planned for September 23 – 28)

A splendid program is being prepared and you should mark the dates in your calendar to attend our most important annual event and conference.

A call for paper will be released in following days.





"THE SOURCE OF MEMORY" Monumental cemetery of Turin -Italy


In Turin the CEREMONY TO COLLECT THE SOURCE OF MEMORY

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is working on the construction of the Main Temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It will be erected in the city of Kubinka, Moscow region, in the Patriot Park.
The organizers of this project plan to place in it small cisterns containing land collected from cemeteries where the burial places of the Soviet soldiers who died during the Second World War are located.
In this regard, the Russian Consulate and the Russian Embassy in Italy have organized for the day of December 2, 2019 a collection ceremony of about 50 grams of land where several Soviet soldiers were buried at the Monumental Cemetery of Turin. The ceremony was attended by a representative of the Russian Embassy in Italy, a representative of the Consul General of Russia in Milan, a representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, two Orthodox priests, and representatives of the ANPI Association of Turin.
The ceremony is remembered here PHOTOS

A guide-book for the Monumentale of Milan

This guide-book is addressed to all people who want to discover the hidden treasures of this open-air museum, one of the most important in Europe. A good number of photographs complement the description of the monuments and historical, artistical and cultural notions. Accurate maps and indexes help identify the position of tomb and memorials easily. Authors: Carla De Bernardi   and Lalla Fumagalli, respectively president and vice-president of the Amici del Monumentale, a non-profit association entirely consisting of volunteers to assist the municipality and Milanese institutions in the protection, preservation and promotion of this open-air museum. The guide-book can be obtained at:  
https://www.youcanprint.it/riferimento-guide-e-manuali/the-monumental-cemetery-of-milan-an-open-air-museum-9788827865088.html  or
https://www.amazon.it/open-air-museum-Monumental-Cemetery-English-