Staglieno Monumental Cemetery (Genoa, Italy)

Staglieno Cemetery (Genoa, Italy)
Opened in 1851, Staglieno Cemetery has developed with great representative intensity since the World War I.

About the cemetery

Staglieno Monumental Cemetery combines the typology of the neo-classical architectural cemetery of the Mediterranean area (which eventually made it became a "gallery" of monuments) with naturalistic cemeteries that are diffused in northern Europe.

The artistic languages of over a century - from neo-classicism to realism (the latter in one of the most characterised and hyperdescriptive forms to be found all over Europe) to symbolism, Art Nouveau and Deco, and even beyond - followed one another to give rise to a school of sculptors whose works had a large circulation even beyond regional and national territory. At the same time the monumental aspect of the cemetery attracted many renewed Italian artists (Bistolfi, Ximenes, Messina, Canonica, etc.).

Nietzsche, de Maupassant, Twain, Elisabeth of Austria (the famed empress Sissi) are some of the countless visitors - men of history and letters, travellers, artists and philosophers - who got enchanted by Staglieno and left a testimony of their visit.


Staglieno Cemetery
Piazzale Resasco
16100 Genova


Tel. +39 010 5576400
Tel/Fax: +39 010 5578049


Facebook: Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno

Opening hours

Daily: from 7:30 to 17:00
Sundays and holidays: Mess at 10:00

How to get there

By car: Motorways exit at "Genova Est"
By bus: lines 12- 14 - 34 - 48
By train: Brignole station + lines 12/14
By plane: Cristoforo Colombo airport + Volabus line 100 to Brignole station + public bus lines 12 -14
Bus service inside the cemetery

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Tourist Information Office:

IAT Garibaldi Tourist Office
Via Garibaldi, 12r - 16124 Genova

Tel: +39 0105572903