The Monumental Cemetery of Turin (Italy)

The Monumental Cemetery of Turin (Italy)
The Monumental Cemetery of Turin - formerly known as General Cemetery - is the largest cemetery in the city of Turin and one of the first in Italy for the number of deceased.

About the cemetery

In 1827 the mayor of Turin was the Marquis Tancredi Falletti of Barolo. He contributed to the project of the Monumental Cemetery with a large donation. The project was approved in the area called the "Half Moons", the name of the beautiful park that stood there until 1706. The park was destroyed by French troops besieging Turin when they put their camp. The Monumental Cemetery of Turin was officially opened in November 1829. Today it occupies an area of 600.000m/2.

The Cemetery is an open air museum. The "City of Silence" is home to celebrities and numerous works of art, such as Bistolfi, Calandra, Canonica, Fumagalli, Rubino and so on. Writers, statesmen, historians, politicians, artists, footballers, heroes are numerous characters who have traced the history and culture not only of the city of Turin but the entire country of Italy and now rest in the Monumental Cemetery of Turin.

Address

AFC Torino S.p.A.
Monumental Cemetery of Turin
P.le C.Tancredi Falletti di Barolo, 133/b (già c.so Novara)
10152 Torino
Italy

Contacts

Phone: +39 011 086 5260
Mobile: +39 334 626 9106
Fax: +39 111 9621 204

Email: arte-storia@cimiteritorino.it
Website: www.cimiteritorino.it

Opening hours

From April to October:
Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 17.30

From November to March:
Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 16.30