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.

WDEC 2020 - Italy:the Republic of the Constitution - Cerimony in Turin

Monumental Cemetery of Turin 
From the Roots, the Rebirth!

The social marathon of the ANPI on the Constitution and 21 roses for the women who wrote it.

Have a look at these photos of the cerimony

Who were Rita Montagnana, Teresa Noce and Angiola Minella.

Rita Montagnana was 16 when she participated in the first strikes in 46, she married Palmiro Togliatti secretary of the Communist Party.
She herself told the newspapers of the time
"The seamstress strike: how Rita Montagnana became a communist".
I entered the Socialist party in 1915 with great scandal to all my wealthy and petty-bourgeois relatives, I attended the rallies, demonstrations, parades, meetings. I began to read and study our great teachers only later: there were no party schools then where young people could receive, as now, the first elements of political culture. "

Teresa Noce national and international militant activist from the first workers' struggles in Turin, France and Spain. Partisan in France captured was deported to Germany. Luigi Longo's wife deputy commander of the Volunteer Corps of Freedom, after the war secretary of the communist party from 1964 to 1972, successor of Togliatti.

Angiola Minella partisan of her wrote:
"... Angiola is very young, born in Turin in 1920, partisan, graduate, married, teacher, member of the UDI National Council, municipal councilor of Savona, communist deputy to the Constituent Assembly, she is candidate of Savona on the list of the Democratic Front for the Chamber of Deputies. It will bring you the voice common to all women, of every religious faith and every political idea, in defense of peace and its values. "

Celebrating the 200 years of existence of the City Cemetery of Zadar

City Cemetery of Zadar
This year, the Zadar City Cemetery celebrates 200 years of existence, and unfortunately due to the current epidemiological situation, the European Cemeteries Toure and a free tour as part of the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries, whose anniversary should have been marked, have been cancelled.

The City Cemetery of Zadar was established in 1820. The first burial dates back to 1821 and the oldest preserved grave stone comes from the year of 1822. Basic data The City Cemetery of Zadar is owned by the City of Zadar and managed by T.D. Nasadi d.o.o. City Cemetery is a valuable part of the cultural and historical heritage of Zadar because the oldest part of the cemetery marked as "NGA", and among citizens better known as the "Italian cemetery", is placed under the State Administration for Cultural Heritage, as well as a dozen 200-year-old cypress trees. that part of the cemetery.

In addition to the historical, the horticultural arrangement of the cemetery is of great importance, which has been especially taken care of in recent years.

Today, the City Cemetery of Zadar is one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Croatia and as a member of the ASCE since 2015. represents a wealth of cultural and historical heritage of this part of Europe.

A classical concert at the New Cemetery Mühlau in Innsbruck

Classical Concert in the New Cemetery Mühlau
Week of Discovering European Cemeteries with an open air concert in classical music
On June 1st in a wonderful spring weather a concert of classical music filled the air of New Cemetery Mühlau in Innsbruck.
About 40 people enjoyed the atmosphere near the grave of Georg Trakl.