WDEC 2017 - Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa

“Week of Discovering European Cemeteries” - Discover the Immortals 
Have a look at the events in Staglieno Cemetery - Genoa:

Guided tours:
from May 29th to June 4th 2017
Guided Tours  (Excepted June 2nd h10.00 a.m and June 3rd h3.00 p.m.)
10.00 a.m. Let’s save our cultural heritage of Staglieno. Following  an itinerary including the old portico and the nearest areas we will visit some of the most important recently restored sculptures such as “La Venditrice di Noccioline” (The Nuts Seller) Caterina Campodonico, Scanzi’s Nocchiero Angel and the grave of Constance Lloyd - Oscar Wilde’s wife.
11.30 a.m. Looking at Staglieno with poets’ point of view. An evocative itinerary will guide the visitor through  verses and tales of great poets and literary men like Mark Twain or famous characters like the empress Elizabeth of Austria (nicknamed Sissi)
3.00 p.m. Staglieno, Risorgimento , National Liberation: Human history and National ideals.
This Itinerary will focus on the historical importance of some characters who, in different periods and ways, left a mark on Italian history. Starting from the Second World War Memorial (Campo dei Caduti), the tour will guide the visitor back to the past where rest some of Risorgimento’s main characters like Giuseppe Mazzini, whose grave is a fundamental starting point to understand  the National identity.
Pick up near the Statua della Fede.
Photo exhibition
From May 29th to June 4th
Discovering the Immortals
Photo Exhibition by Maurizio Logiacco
Looking for the Olimpus Gods. Twelve pictures, twelve Greek Gods. The photographer looked for the iconographic signs of the Gods during the classical period, capturing foreshortened, single figures and entire memorials in  Staglieno.
Central Hall
From h 8.00 a.m. to h 4.30 p.m.
A year of restoration work.
May 31st
h 10.00 a.m. Official Launch of the restoration works with the participation of Caterina Olcese Spingardi, member of the Archelogical, Arts and Landscapes Autority of Genoa, La Spezia, Imperia and Savona.
Laic Temple
H11.30  a.m. Inauguration of the restored Chiossone Monument, with the participation of  David Chiossone Institute.
Boschetto dei Mille (Starting from the Laic Temple)
H 3.00 p.m. Discovering the recently restored monuments guided by the restorer Stefano Vassallo member of the Archelogical, Arts and Landscapes Autority of Genoa, La Spezia, Imperia and Savona.
Pick up Lateral Hall (near the flowers shops)
Meet up with blind people
June 2nd h10.00 a.m.
Guided tour to Staglieno reserved to blind people.
Reservation required
Max 20 people – 2 hours tour
For information and reservation please contact  Lidia Schichter: tel. 328 4222168 -lidiaschichter@gmail.com
Pick Up Laic Temple
Spoon River amaranto:
June 3th h 10.00 a.m.
Tales and Music
«Ma chi te cride d'essere...nu ddio?
Ccà dinto,'o vvuo capi, ca simmo eguale?...Muorto si'tu e muorto so' pur'io;
ognuno comme a 'na'ato é tale e quale» 
from the poetry  “A Livella” by Totò, a Neapolitan actor 
“Who do you think you are? Maybe a God? Here we are all the same. You are dead, I am dead too. We are all the same”
Voice: Mauro Pirovano
Violin:  Oleksandr Pushkarenko
Images: Luciano Rosselli
With the partnership of Teatro dell’Ortica
Laic Temple

Photo Tour
June 3rd h3.00 p.m.
Eternity in a picture
Photo Tour with a professional photographer who will tell secrets and tecniques to get a perfect photo and with a guide who will tell the history and the style of the statues.  All participants wil practice with the camera.

Gospel Concert
June 4th 11.00 a.m.
Millelire Gospel Choir
Directed by Andrea Porta
May 25th at 5.30 pm in Strada Nuova Museums, in Palazzo Rosso and in Franco Albini’s Showcase inauguration of the exhibition  “Immagini per l’Eternità”- “Pictures for the Eternity” - Staglieno Cemetery observed by 19th century photographers , will be open for visiting till 30th July

Free entrance for all the events