Impressions from WDEC 2018 in Maribor

Guided tour at the Pobrežje Cemetery
Since Maribor is the European City of Sport 2018, this years Week of discovering European Cemeteries (WDEC) merged together culture and sport.

Success in regular evaluation by EPA

Certified as Cultural route of the Council of Europe! 

To retain the label of Cultural route of the Council of Europe, European Cemeteries Route has been evaluated in the framework of the 2017-18 three-year evaluation-cycle by European Institute of Cultural routes.

Visitors Invited to Participate at Series of Events to Mark WDEC 2018 at the New Cemetery in Belgrade, Serbia


#EuropeForCulture A  month of exciting events leading up to the WDEC 2018 in Belgrade (the New Cemetery), Serbia

WDEC in Rome (Verano Monumental Cemetery), Italy

#EuropeForCulture. Within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, AMA Cimiteri Capitolini, the municipal company that manages the cemeteries of Rome, including the Verano Monumental Cemetery, joins the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries, promoted by the ASCE, with the program of cultural paths about cinema, theater and visual arts.


WDEC in Rijeka: Exhibition opening and guided walk

#EuropeForCulture Within WDEC 2018 programe an exhibition and guided walk took place at Drenova cemetery in Rijeka.

WDEC in Maribor, Slovenia

#EuropeForCulture Memorial park Dobrava and Symbols project are in the main focus of WDEC events in Maribor.

WDEC 2018 in Genoa (Staglieno Cemetery), Italy

#EuropeForCulture Within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the Municipality of Genoa joins the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries from 28 May to 3 June promoted by the ASCE (Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe) with the program "ART AND MUSIC IN STAGLIENO"

WDEC in Ljubljana, Slovenia

#EuropeForCulture During the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries (WDEC), which takes place within the framework of the Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe (ASCE), this year we will organise free guided tours around the Žale cemetery.

WDEC 2018 in Bologna, Italy

#EuropeForCulture The 2018 summer calendar in the Certosa, Bologna Monumental Cemetery, is now here with a new series of night walks and events.

WDEC in London (West Norwood Cemetery), United Kingdom

#EuropeForCulture West Norwood Cemetery present the following programme for WDEC 2018:

WDEC in Koprivnica, Croatia

#EuropeForCulture Municipal Utility Company Komunalac LLC Koprivnica, in cooperation with the Koprivnica City Museum and Historical Society of Koprivnica, organizes events aimed at enhancing the heritage existing on the City cemetery „Pri Sv. Duhu“ in Koprivnica. 

WDEC in Turin, Italy

#EuropeForCulture  The Turin cemetery presents its programme for WDEC 2018 on this link

WDEC in Karlovac (Dubovac Cemetery), Croatia

#EuropeForCulture Within WDEC 2018 the Dubovac Catholic Cemetery in Karlovac, Croatia presents the lecture of prof. Marinka Mužar, who wrote a book: Dubovac Catholic Cemetery. This event will take place on May 30, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am at the Dubovac Catholic cemetery.

WDEC in Santander (Ciriego Cemetery), Spain

#EuropeForCulture Cemetery of Ciriego, Spain presents for WDEC 2018 the following: “Nocturne” on June, 1st at 21:30.

WDEC in Rome (Verano Monumental Cemetery), Italy

#EuropeForCulture From May 28 to June 3 2018, events and cultural activities will be held at the Documentation Center of the Verano Monumental Cemetery. The Documentation Center, set up at the entrance of the Verano Monumental Cemetery, will be open from Monday 28 May to Sunday 3 June, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m..

WDEC in Milan (Monumental Cemetery), Italy

#EuropeForCulture The Municipality of Milan, in order to enhance and promote the Monumental Cemetery, is organizing this year, together with the Fondazione Milano Scuole Civiche, the "Monumental: Open-air Museum" exhibition that will take place every last Sunday of the month, from May to October.

WDEC in Krakow (Old Cemetery of Podgorze), Poland

#EuropeForCulture Association PODGORZE.PL invites you to:
Introduction to the Old Cemetery of Podgorze (Stary Cmentarz Podgorski).

WDEC in Florence (English Cemetery), Italy

#EuropeForCulture On June 18 at 6:00 p.m. we shall hold a guided tour of the tombs in Florence's English Cemetery associated with the Battles of Waterloo, Trafalgar and the Peninsula against Napoleon, for which see. You can read more about it on this link

WDEC in Rijeka, Croatia

#EuropeForCulture Discovering Rijeka central cemetery Drenova.

WDEC in Skiathos, Greece

#EuropeForCulture Greece’s first time in ASCE’s Week of Discovering European Cemeteries – WDEC.

WDEC in Messina (Monumental Cemetery), Italy

#EuropeForCulture WDEC 2018 at the Monumental Cemetery of Messina, Italy.

WDEC 2018

Discover European heritage.

Our Estate Preserved: Sustainable management of military cemeteries Dialogue and debate 25-26 APRIL 2018, YPRES (BELGIUM)


Created at the end of the First World War many of our cemeteries and memorials are now nearly 100 years old. They are now rightly regarded as historic sites with a significant national and international heritage value. 

Maciachini’s commemorative stamp

A commemorative postage stamp to celebrate the two-hundredth anniversary of Maciachini’s birth was commisioned by Poste Italiane and printed by the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato in Rome. 

ASCE at Tanexpo fair 2018

International funeral and cemetery exhibition
From 5th to 7th April 2018, the international funeral and cemetery fair Tanexpo will take place in Bologna, Italy.

New video at TanExpo in collaboration with Utilitalia

ASCE and Utilitalia collaboration culminated in a joint video that you can view below. Enjoy! 


Happy Birthday, Mr. Architect!

A long week-end to celebrate Carlo Maciachini, the architect of Monumentale Cemetery of Milan.

"The cinema and death" in Cemetery of Terrassa, Barcelona

The new edition of "The cinema and death" cycle adjusts its schedules to facilitate attendance. The Cinema Catalunya will host the screenings every Tuesday in April in a double session at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Beautiful Minds – Beautiful Souls



Another Successful Themed Walk at the New Cemetery in Belgrade

Turin - Honours Thesis - Funeral architecture

"Funeral architecture of the Monumental Cemetery of Turin.

AGM 2018: Call for papers

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 inspired us for the main topic of our association’s Conference during AGM entitled “European Cemeteries in the European year of Cultural Heritage”.

WDEC and AGM events labeled as European Year of Cultural Heritage

The European Institute of Cultural Routes granted the EYCH 2018 label to selected activities implemented by the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.


Celebrating at the Cemetery of Kifissia: A Photo Exhibition of Greece’s Historic Graveyards

A celebration in honour of Saint Tryfon, the patron saint of the Kifissia Municipal Cemetery, was successfully held on February 1st.Following a Church Service, which welcomed a big crowd, a photographic exhibition of Greece’s historic graveyards was organised in the cemetery’s courtyard.

First case in Italy for an Art Curator, Sergio Rebora, to cooperate with City Council (Milan)

The Friends of the Monumentale of Milan are proud to annouce that as a result of their petition signed   by over 1,200 people, the Municipality appointed an Art Curator with the specific tasks of mapping graves, works of art and promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of the cemetery.    


Monumental cemetery of Milan presents: ''Open for us''

The Friends of the Monumentale invite you to discover and enjoy some monuments that are not open to the public. The event "OPEN FOR US" takes place on March 4th at 2 pm at the Monumentale within the frame of MUSEOCITY. 

Atlante dei Cimiteri Significativi Italiani

Entra a far parte dell'Atlante dei Cimiteri Significativi Italiani.

The Atlas of Italian Significant Cemeteries realized by UTILITALIA - SE.F.IT.

Participate in the Atlas of Italian most significant cemeteries.

AGM 2018 Accommodation in Innsbruck

Accommodation options for Conference and Annual General Meeting taking place in Innsbruck, Austria between 20th and 22nd  of September 2018.

They Created by Pen and Soul & Fatherland is Defended by Heart

Sunday, 25 February 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm the New Cemetery, Belgrade, Serbia. 

Everlasting love: till death do us reunite! (Monumental cemetery of Milan)


A walk at the Monumental Cemetery of Milan
Sunday, February 11th  – 3 pm
Everlasting love: till death do us reunite!

GRAN TOUR Mastroianni, an artist between Turin and the world

In winter too! Some more guided tours of Turin GRAN TOUR to the Monumental cemetery of Turin to search works of Mastroianni.
For more information: arte-storia@cimiteritorino.it