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Certosa di Bologna

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A different side of Bologna

The cemetery is located a bit outside of town yet feels a world away. Behind the walls lies a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Waterloo, Belgium
Majestic and serene, not to be missed

Enormous, labyrinthine cemetery with cloistered walkways, every section reveals something new... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Via della Certosa 18 | Di Fronte a Viale Gandhi, 40134 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KrisBerw
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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...

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Olga L
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We sometimes went there just to feel peaceful and quiet. A monumental cemetery resembling Fellini's film Romeo and Juliet

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Karin115
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Aussie7leagueboots
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Get 21 bus from central train station to certosa stop. 1.50 euro each way. Huge cemetery - checkout sculptures - interesting

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank izzers4
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Lewissmit
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This is a huge area and there are so many monuments and headstones to discover. The statues, monuments and artwork are what I loved the most. So much to photograph.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Garry G
25 March 2017|
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Would suggest a taxi...bit of a walk Well worth it!