WDEC 2013 in Rome | Verano Monumental Cemetery

On the occasion of the Week of Discovering European Cemeteries 2013 AMA-Cimiteri Capitolini and Municipal Bureau of Cultural Heritage in Rome – Centre for the Documentation of Historic Roman Cemeteries hold several Guided Tours and a lot of other activities to help you explore the Verano Monumental Cemetery in Rome.

Find events that match your interests, and plan your time during the Week of discovering European Cemeteries in Rome.

All tours and activities are free.

AMA Guided Tours in Verano, the Monumental Cemetery of Rome 




          The guided tour is free and will start from the “Guided Tours Info Point”, within cemetery, netx to the mail entrance, in Verano’s Square. Further informations on the websites: www.amaroma.it; www.cimitericapitolini.it;


          Municipal Bureau of Cultural Heritage of Rome – Centre for the Documentation of Historic Roman Cemeteries.
          Piazzale del Verano, 1

          The Centre for the Documentation of Historic Roman Cemeteries was established on 15 July 2003 by the Office of the Superintendent of Cultural Heritage of Rome Capital City , in collaboration with AMA and with Rome’s Municipal District III. The materials of noteworthy interest that can be consulted at the Center include historical information on over 7000 funeral monuments including photographs, slides, film clips and illustrations that document the history of the Verano Cemetery. Found at the entry point of the portico, the Centre is open upon request and on the following occasions: Culture Week (in April), Week of Discovering European Cemeteries (in May/June), for the commemoration of the bombardment of 1943, July 19 and for the period of the commemoration of the Dead (first of November). For WDEC 2013 the Centre will be opened from Friday, May 24th to Sunday, June 2nd , 9.00am -5.30pm.- The special theme “Art Deco at Verano Cemetery” will be illustrated with a slide show.

          For information: (+39) 06 49236254 – (+39)06 67106019 – (+39) 06 67105951 infocimiteristorici@comune.roma.it


          The Monuments of the Verano Cemetery. An open-air museum


          • May 25th – 10.00 am
          • May 26th – 10.00 am

          The history of nineteenth and early twentieth-century Italian art is mirrored by the monuments of the Verano Cemetery, whose various styles reflect a continuous artistic and spiritual dialogue with the Basilica of San Lorenzo outside-the-walls.

          THE TOUR STOPS:

          1 - Piazzale di San Lorenzo
          2 - Portico della Basilica di San Lorenzo
          3 - Basilica di San Lorenzo
          4 - Cappella di Santa Ciriaca
          5 - Presbiterio
          6 - Basilica pelagiana
          7 - Chiostro
          8 - Catacombe di Santa Ciriaca
          9 - Ingresso monumentale
          10 - Virginio Vespignani
          11 - Cappella dell’Ordine Domenicano
          12 - Cristo che ascende al cielo
          13 - Emilia Filonardi Lombardi
          14 - Salesiani di Don Bosco
          16 - Tommaso Minardi
          17 - Clotilde Podesti
          18 - Famiglia Benzoni
          19 - Primo Zonca
          20 - Famiglia Fumaroli
          21 - Suore del Preziosissimo Sangue
          22 - Chiesa di Santa Maria della Misericordia
          23 - Suore di Santa Maria dell’Orto
          24 - Famiglia Pelat de Berlo
          25 - Giacomo Medici
          26 - Congregazione di Propaganda Fide
          27 - Sepolcro dei Cappuccini
          28 - Famiglia Antonelli
          29 - Monumento ai caduti pontifici della battaglia di Mentana
          30 - Famiglia Giordano Apostoli
          31 - Famiglia Cartoni

          The guided tour is free and will start from the “Guided Tours Info Point”, within cemetery, next to the mail entrance, in Verano’s Square. Further informations on the websites: www.amaroma.itwww.cimitericapitolini.it;


          Women in XIX and XX century


          • May 25th – 12.00 am
          • June 2nd – 3.00 pm
          History, politics and culture through woman’s perspective: a brief review on her social and symbolic role.

          THE TOUR STOPS:

          1 - Emilia Lombardi
          2 - Rosa Bottoni
          3 - Clotilde Podesti
          4 - Famiglia Strabella
          5 - Famiglia Fumaroli
          6 - Adelaide Ristori
          7 - Giuditta Tavani Arquati
          8 - Claudia Muzio
          9 - Ricordo di Grazia Deledda
          10 - Rosalia Montmasson
          11. Camilla Ravera - Nilde Iotti
          12. Claretta Petacci
          13. Sibilla Aleramo
          14. Natalia Ginzburg
          15. Maria Montessori
          16. Sara Nathan
          17. Erminia Fuà Fucinato

          The guided tour is free and will start from the “Guided Tours Info Point”, within cemetery, next to the mail entrance, in Verano’s Square. Further informations on the websites: www.amaroma.itwww.cimitericapitolini.it;


          The city of the Verano Cemetery. Three generations of architects and urban planners


          • May 26th – 3.00 pm
          • June 1st– 3.00 pm
          The urban planning that went into the overall development of the Monumental Cemetery – from its foundation to its growth in the twentieth century – provides an overview of a century of architectural history.

          THE TOUR STOPS:

          1 - Ingresso monumentale (V. Vespignani)
          2 - Quadriportico
          3 - Pietro Bosio
          4 - Pietro Camporese il Giovane
          5 - Monumento ai caduti pontifici della battaglia di Mentana (V. Vespignani)
          6 - Giulio Magni
          7 - Cappella Viola (C. Cianferoni)
          8 - Cappella Meredith de Thomar (G. Sacconi)
          9 - Cappella Bernardini (C. Cianferoni)
          10 - Cappella Riccini Margarucci (A. Leonori)
          11 - Serbatoio dell’Acqua Marcia (G. Ersoch)
          12 - Cappella Barbavara (C. Cianferoni)
          13 - Gaetano Koch
          14 - Cappella del Drago (G. Koch)
          15 - Cappella Donati – Sacconi (G.B. Giovenale)
          16 - Antonio Sarti
          17 - Corrado Cianferoni
          18 - Cappella Cecchetti (C. Pizzicaria)
          19 - Cappella Borrelli (G.B. Giovenale)
          20 - Cappella Macchi (V. Fasolo)
          21 - Cappella Acanfora (M. Piacentini)
          22 - Viale delle Cappelle
          23 - Rampa Caracciolo (C. Cianferoni)
          24 - Cappella Piacentini

          The guided tour is free and will start from the “Guided Tours Info Point”, within cemetery, next to the mail entrance, in Verano’s Square. Further informations on the websites: www.amaroma.itwww.cimitericapitolini.it;


          Faces and memories of Rome


          • May 25th – 3.00 pm
          • June 1st – 12.00 am
          Rome’s history and culture of the last two centuries, related by those Romans who joined to form the personality of the “eternal town”

          THE TOUR STOPS:

          1 - Alessandro Castellani
          2 - Antonio Nibby
          3 - Mattia Montecchi
          4 - Giovanni Battista De Rossi
          5 - Ettore Ferrari
          6 - Gaetano Tognetti
          7 - Ernesto Nathan
          8 - Cesare Maccari
          9 - Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli
          10 - Giacomo Balla
          11 - Roberto Rossellini
          12 - Pietro Rosa
          13 - Cesare Pascarella
          14 - Gaetano Koch
          15 - Giuseppe Sacconi
          16 - Trilussa
          17 - Pio e Marcello Piacentini
          18 - Ettore Roesler Franz
          19 - Ettore Petrolini
          20 - Alberto Sordi
          21 - Aldo Fabrizi
          22 - Francesco (Checco) Durante
          23 - Gabriella Ferri

          The guided tour is free and will start from the “Guided Tours Info Point”, within cemetery, next to the mail entrance, in Verano’s Square. Further informations on the websites: www.amaroma.itwww.cimitericapitolini.it;


          Memories of those who made Italy as a nation


          • June 1st – 10.00 am
          • June 2nd – 10.00 am
          As a book of memories we can look through, Verano Cemetery tells us the history of the Italian Risorgimento, focusing on events and heroes that brought to the unification of the country

          THE TOUR STOPS:

          1 - Goffredo Mameli
          2 - Silvio Spaventa
          3 - Enrico Cosenz
          4 - Giacomo Medici del Vascello
          5 - Mattia Montecchi
          6 - Giuseppe Avezzana
          7 - Famiglia Garibaldi
          8 - Rosalia Montmasson
          9 - Giacomo Antonelli
          10 - Monumento ai caduti pontifici della battaglia di Mentana
          11 - Giuditta Tavani Arcuati
          12 - Gaetano Tognetti
          13 - Monumento ai caduti per la liberazione di Roma
          14 - Nino Costa
          15 - Antonio Starabba, marchese di Rudinì
          16 - Sigismondo Giustiniani Bandini
          17 - Leonida Bissolati
          18 – Enrico Toti
          19 - Sara ed Ernesto Nathan
          20 – Angelo Zanelli
          21 – Giuseppe Sacconi

          The guided tour is free and will start from the “Guided Tours Info Point”, within cemetery, next to the mail entrance, in Verano’s Square. Further informations on the websites: www.amaroma.itwww.cimitericapitolini.it;


          Rome and the stories on cinema and entertainment


          • May 26th – 12.00 am
          The history of Italian cinema and entertainment told through remembrances of its key figures: figures - film makers, actors, screenwriters, singers and TV stars – and their relation to Rome: a fabulous location.

          THE TOUR STOPS:

          1. Leopoldo Fregoli
          2. Luigi Zampa
          3. Enrico Trampolini
          4. Anton Giulio Bragaglia
          5. Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
          6. Ferruccio Amendola
          7. Nanni (Giovanni) Loy
          8. Emilio Cecchi
          9. Roberto Rossellini
          10. Sergio Amidei
          11. Eduardo De Filippo
          12. Peppino De Filippo
          13. Alessandro Blasetti
          14. Amedeo Nazzari (Salvatore Amedeo Buffa)
          15. Alida Valli (Alida Maria Altenburger)
          16. Vittorio De Sica
          17. Alberto Sordi
          18. Aldo Fabrizi
          19. Sergio Corbucci
          20. Bruno Corbucci
          21. Nino (Saturnino) Manfredi
          22. Marcello Mastroianni
          23. Ruggero Mastroianni
          24. Elio (Eraclio) Petri
          25. Vittorio Gassmann
          26. Alessandro Momo
          27. Ciccio Ingrassia
          28. Paolo Stoppa
          29. Rina Morelli
          30. Oreste Lionello
          31. Mario Riva
          32. Raimondo Vianello
          33. Gabriella Ferri
          34. Rino Gaetano

          The guided tour is free and will start from the “Guided Tours Info Point”, within cemetery, next to the mail entrance, in Verano’s Square. Further informations on the websites: www.amaroma.itwww.cimitericapitolini.it;


          Decorative and applied arts. The birth of a modern culture in Rome


          • June 2nd – 12.00 am
          At the end of XIX century, artists and craftmen moved from the tradition and experimented new styles and materials. Traces of this new deal can be found on glasses, mosaics, ceramic and other funerary decorations in Verano Cemetery.

          THE TOUR STOPS:
          1. Famiglia Rognetta (F. Severati)
          2. Famiglia Riem Coltellacci (F. Severati)
          3. Maria Adelaide Samat (P. Balze)
          4. Famiglia Fumaroli (F. Severati)
          5. Famiglia D’Amico (L. Carimini)
          6. Stradella Ronchetti (E. Maccagnani)
          7. Famiglia De Belardini (L. Carimini)
          8. Arca Venier-Marignoli (L. Carimini)
          9. Cappella Odescalchi
          10. Cappella Castellani
          11. Ernesto Nathan
          12. Cappella Barbavara (C.Cianferoni)
          13. Edicola Calosi (U. Bottazzi)
          14. Tomba Tiraborelli (C. Picchiarini)
          15. Cappella Calderai (C. Picchiarini)
          16. Cappella Peschiera (C. Picchiarini)
          17. Cappella Franchi (D. Cambellotti)
          18. Cappella Petrucci (D. Cambellotti)
          19. Cappella Fittipaldi (G. C. Giuliani)
          20. Cappella Hannau (C. Picchiarini)
          21. Cappella Giustiniani Bandini (A. Morani)
          22. Cappella Ambro de Adamocz (G. Bravi)
          23. Cappella Torlonia (D. Cambellotti)
          24. Cesare Bazzani (C. Bazzani)
          25. Cappella Bernabei (D. Cambellotti)
          26. Luca Carimini (L. Carimini)
          27. Maria Mucci (F. Severati)
          28. Filippo Severati (F. Severati)

          The guided tour is free and will start from the “Guided Tours Info Point”, within cemetery, next to the mail entrance, in Verano’s Square. Further informations on the websites: www.amaroma.itwww.cimitericapitolini.it;

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