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The cemetery is located a bit outside of town yet feels a world away. Behind the walls lies a serene green space filled with lush landscaping, imposing monuments and winding pathways. The graves vary from simple to majestic. Well worth a short visit when you...More
Enormous, labyrinthine cemetery with cloistered walkways, every section reveals something new. Fantastic sculptures, from the beautiful to the macabre. A wonderful place to walk for a few hours with every corner and every new section providing something amazing to look at. Half an hour’s walk...More
Monumental cemetery a bit outside Bologna, but still within walking distance. It has many departments, it is recommenndable to decide what you exactly want to see. It is probably too big to cover it in one visit. Beautifully positioned with great view on the Santuario...More
The old part of this cemetery is full of beautiful sculptures and architecture, all with nice, green scenery. A lot of graves is damaged, which only add the thought of mystery and reflect how things pass away...
Incredible place, it’s like you’re in a deserted city. Long walk (45 to 60 minutes), since it’s a bit far from the city centre. On foot, walk via the porticos starting from Porta Saragozza. Not to be missed: Lucia Dalla’s tomb.
It’s interesting how certain places retain their spiritual significance for long periods of time. During the 1800s Etruscan objects had been found sporadically here and in 1869 a tomb was uncovered leading to the realisation that the whole area had been an Etruscan necropolis back...More
Not perhaps at the top of the list for many visitors to Bologna especially given the embarrassment of riches elsewhere, the Certosa di Bologna is nevertheless fairly extraordinary and worth the short trip out of town. The cemetery is vast (this is no exaggeration) and...More