City Cemetery Škaljari

City Cemetery Škaljari
As a clearly defined spatial unit with a series of individual graves, tombs and accompanying sacral buildings and recognizable landscaping of the cemetery with cypresses planted in 1872.year , Škaljari cemetery is a significant cultural and historical monument of great importance for understanding the past of the inhabitants of Kotor and beyond.
In Kotor, where different ethnic, national and religious communities lived during the past, the Škaljar cemetery testifies to the identities of the former inhabitants of the town as well as their mutual differences. Within the cemetery there is a chapel of the Marović family, which has been declared a cultural monument and is protected by law.

There are a large number of nationalities who were subjects of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy buried in this cemetery at that time, their descendants from various European countries often look for and visit the graves of their ancestors.

For many years city council of Kotor has been cooperating with the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, which employs archaeologists, restorers, and historians of architecture. We also cooperate with the Italian community in Kotor, which takes care of a large number of graves of our compatriots, with which we plan the revitalization of each individual tomb in cooperation with competent professionals from various fields.

The old town of Kotor has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. It has preserved traces of Illyrian and Roman culture, Pre-Romanesque, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. As a place dedicated to maintaining remembrance but also to building awareness of ancestors, the cemetery has a great role to play in order to prevent oblivion in addition to respecting the cult of the dead. the cemetery in Škaljari is the first digitized cemetery in Montenegro, the third in the area of the former SFRJ. A program (street view) is being developed to enable a virtual tour of the cemetery.


City Cemetery Škaljari

City Cemetery Škaljari

City Cemetery Škaljari


Škaljari b.b.

Kotor, Montenegro

Contact details

Anita Vojvoda
tel: +382 67 257979


Time Travel at the Monumental Cemetery of Turin

The last and peculiar frontier in tourism is discovering the most fascinating and ancient cemeteries in Italy.These special and unusual places full of poetry, history and poignant beauty are part of our heritage and worth to be known and appreciated : silent places of memory, art and melancholy beauty. Torino, the most “metaphysical” and misterious Italian city could not be absent !

The itinerary is the result of a collaboration between Somewhere tour operator ( known for its tours Magic Turin and Underground Turin), Emanuela Moroni, tourist guide (, Cavourese bus company ( and, last but not least, Ms Renata Santoro, in charge for events and visits at the Monumental Cemetery of Torino.

Our tour is having a big success thanks to two main factors:

*late afternoon opening “behind closed doors” when the atmosphere of the site shows an inspiring and special beauty

*the electrical, innovative and ecofriendly minibus, “Ecocity bus”. It’s unique of its kind in Italy: the small “ecobus” drives visitors inside the Monumental Cemetery for our Travel back in Time and History, it ‘s discreet, moves slowly and silently according to the most sustainable trends with zero impact on the environment

We named the tour “Time Travel at the Monumental Cemetery” for stressing the importance of the exclusive opening at sunset when the site shows at its best the eternal and sad beauty and everything turns into a different, poetical light. Moreover by bus the tour can last longer considering the rich heritage of the place

The itinerary enhances the concept of the “city of the dead” absolutely symmetrical to the “city of the living”: the Monumental Cemetery of Torino boasts kilometres and kilometres of splendid and ancient arcades reminding the ones of the city centre. Here the important persons of Torino rest forever : beauty, fame and glory are here displayed like in an open air museum with great funeral monuments realized by artists and sculptors of the Academy of fine Arts. There are replicas of famous ancient tombs such as the so called “ Etruscan couple” whose original version dates back to the 4th century a.C.

There is a “universe” of angels in Art Nouveau style or symbols hidden in the depths of history; there is the touching tomb of Laura Vigo, the little girl with a hula hoop , sculpted in 1908 by the well known artist Pietro Canonica. The young girl is mentioned in a curious legend told by the journalist Renzo Rossotti in one of his books about Torino’s traditions and legends.

The tour is promoted on Somewhere’s website , on social media,on the tourist board office’s website and thanks to the partnership with travel agents and web portals.

The itinerary starts just before sunset on Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m.

Meeting point: Piazza Castello (via Garibaldi side)

Cost: 25 euro

Info and reservations:

Ph. + 39.011.6680580


Five appointments at the wonderful Monumental cemetery of Turin for the second edition of the ART Nouveau Week organized by the Italia Liberty Association.
Reservations required.
Call or write to the email address specified for each visit

Here the poster of the appointments:

Here the highlighted page on the AFC Torino SpA website of the Turin Monumental Cemetery

In the framework of ART NOVEAU WEEK 2020,       
the Friends of the Monumentale will lead a walk 
                                                       Saturday, 11th July at 2 pm
to show and talk about the masterpieces of sculptors and
such as  Leonardo Bistolfi, Francesco Penna, Paolo Mezzanotte, Giuseppe Mezzanotte, Giuseppe Sommaruga, Eugenio Pellini Giannino Castiglioni and many others.

Here the weekly agenda of the events

WDEC 2020 at Karlovac, Croatia

Oldest vine in the world planted at Maribor's Pobrežje cemetery
At the beginning of June in Karlovac, on the occasion of the Week of discovering European cemeteries free tours of the Catholic Cemetery Dubovac were held under the expert guidance of the tourist guide Ivančica Šebalj.

The tour of the cemetery, which this year marks the 200th anniversary, was organised jointly by the company "Zelenilo" and the Tourist Board of the City of Karlovac. The tourist route called "Cultural and artistic route", through the Catholic Cemetery Dubovac, which is a member of ASCE since 2014, attracted 50 visitors this year who listened with great attention to many interesting facts about the Karlovac cemetery.

Visit to the Jewish fields In the Monumental Cemetery of Turin

Piedmont is among the regions of Italy with the highest number of Jewish sites still preserved and visited. Almost all today depend on the Jewish Community of Turin which invites you to discover them.


13 GIUGNO - 13 LUGLIO 2020

In few days you'll find all the cultaural appointments fixed 
 in the italian cemeteries 
in a booklet 
at this LINK

The guided tours start again on June 14th in the Monumental cemetery of Turin

The Monumental cemetery of Turin
between curiosities and famous people...with Manuela Vetrano


Project goals:
  • To promote, remotely, Staglieno historical and monumentalheritage, with educational and communicativepurpose.
  • To guide visitors atthe discoveryof artworks of inestimablevalueand to keep alivetheirinterest, in a #StayAtHomemode.
  • To turn a criticalcontext intoa growth opportunity and a knowledge booster.
Here are the links to the program of events that will continue beyond the WDEC for a month, until the end of July for a choice of promotion of the Italian historical cemeteries of Utilitalia SEFIT.

Oldest vine in the world planted at Maribor's Pobrežje cemetery

Oldest vine in the world planted at Maribor's Pobrežje cemetery
Symbol of fertility and new life, strong connection to the Maribor's region cultural heritage is now living within Pobrežje cemetery.

News about the new continent discovered by Christopher Columbus was still discussed among people as some unknown Maribor’s lower town resident planted vine in front of his house. River Drava wildly observed the moment and for the rest of the 500 years protected and challenged this plant. (as explained by BigGuy's wine tours)

Story of the oldest vine in the world is as wild and fierce as it is calm and special. Her connection to the town of Maribor is unique, pristine and emotional. For hundreds of years she was following and patiently absorbing the small jewels of love and painful moments of loss in the destiny of the people of Maribor.

Thus it is only right and correct that she follows them in their last journey, resting and sleeping together with them. Gently bringing new life to the earth from the soil of Pobrežje cemetery.

Planting the descandant during WDEC 2020

Stane Kocutar, the caretaker of the oldest vine in the world supervised and helped planting the descandant of the oldest vine in the world at Pobrežje cemetery in Maribor on June 3rd 2020. Accompanied by press, employees and partners of Maribor funeral company (Pogrebno podjetje Maribor), the president of ASCE mrs Lidija Pliberšek helped the vine planting.

While the event was closed for public due to virus spread prevention recommendations, the news abuot this Week of Discovering European Cemeteries was accepted well by press and thus raised lots of publicity in the town and region.

European cemeteries are now richer for another attraction promoting life, stories, nature and cultural heritage.