Monumental Cemetery of Verona (Italy)

Monumental Cemetery of Verona (Italy)
The cemetery is an open-air museum which stores two centuries of city history.

About the cemetery

The Monumental Cemetery of Verona was designed by the architect Giuseppe Barbieri in 1828. The first burial took place in 1829, while the first family tomb was created in 1838. Because of the large demographic expansion, since the late nineteenth century the space was not enough, so in 1910 the cemetery was expanded with the construction of a new wing. Furthermore, in the 1930s, the Ossuary Temple for the soldiers who died in the Great War and the Garden-Cemetery were built.

The cemetery was built in neoclassical style and provides interesting examples of funerary sculpture from the nineteenth to the twentieth century. The site hosts monuments of high cultural value and different styles, such as neoclassicism, realism, symbolism, Art Nouveau and other forms of contemporary art. The sculptors are mainly local: some artists take as a model important sculptures such as the Thinker of Rodin and the Angels of Giulio Monteverde.

The graveyard hosts illustrious tombs, such as that of the scholar Ippolito Pindemonte, of the poet Berto Barbarani, of the writer Emilio Salgari and the futurist artist Umberto Boccioni. The cemetery is an open-air museum accessible to visitors who are interested to discover two centuries of city history from an unusual perspective.


Monumental Cemetery of Verona
Piazzale del Cimitero, 37133, Verona

Phone: +39 045 802 9911

Opening hours

Winter time:
every day from 8.00am to 5.30pm

Summer time:
every day from 8.00am to 6.30pm

Tourist information (tourism) (airport) (buses) (bikes)

Verona Tourist Office

IAT Verona
Via degli Alpini 9, 37121, Verona

Phone: +39 045 8068680

How to get there

By car:
For those arriving by car, the nearest motorway exit is Verona est (A4 motorway). In front of the cemetery there is a free parking, as an alternative the Parking Center is available for a fee.

By train:
Railway Station - Verona Porta Nuova

By bus:
working lines: 11, 12, 13, 30, 51, 52, 73
evening and festive lines: 90, 92, 96, 97, 98

From Stradone Maffei stop, the cemetery can be reached on foot in about 8 minutes.