Friday, March 1, 2019

'Torino Monumental Cemetery, Italy' - by KJS Chatrath

I visited the Torino Monumental Cemetery in Torino, Italy in June 2018.

Cimitero Monumentale di Torino, or the Monumental Cemetery of Turin - formerly known as General Cemetery - is the largest cemetery in the city of Turin, Piedmont. The old part of the cemetery was developed starting from the main entrance on Corso Novara, with an octagonal plan. Its construction was approved in 1827 to replace the small and ancient cemetery of St. Peter in Chains. It contains numerous historical tombs and a 12 km of porticoes adorned with sculptures of artistic interest.

In 1827 the mayor of Turin was the Marquis Tancredi Falletti of Barolo. He contributed to the project of the Monumental Cemetery with a large donation. The project was approved in the area called the "Half Moons", the name of the beautiful park that stood there until 1706. The park was destroyed by French troops besieging Turin when they put their camp. The Monumental Cemetery of Turin was officially opened in November 1829. Today it occupies an area of 600.000m/2.

The Cemetery is an open air museum. The "City of Silence" is home to celebrities and numerous works of art, such as Bistolfi, Calandra, Canonica, Fumagalli, Rubino and so on. Writers, statesmen, historians, politicians, artists, footballers, heroes are numerous characters who have traced the history and culture not only of the city of Turin but the entire country of Italy and now rest in the Monumental Cemetery of Turin.


Opening hours
from April to October
Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 17.30

from November to March
Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 16.30

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 May like to see my earlier photo article:

'Impressive pieces of art from Monumental cemetery Torino, Italy' - by K.J.S.Chatrath':

Friday, September 28, 2018

'Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno in Genoa, Italy, Part-IV' - by KJS Chatrath

Let us continue our tour of this open air museum. Each piece here is a work of art:







(To be continued)

May I invite you to take a look at my earlier photo articles on this cemetery?

'Eager to visit Cimitero Monumentale di Staglieno, Genoa, Italy next week' - by K.J.S.Chatrath ;

'Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno in Genoa, Italy, Part-I' - by K.J.S.Chatrath ;

'Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno in Genoa, Italy, Part-II' - by K.J.S.Chatrath;

'Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno in Genoa, Italy, Part-III' - by K.J.S.Chatrath ;

'From Genoa Monumental Cemetery (Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno in Genoa) Italy, June-2018'- by K.J.S.Chatrath ;

Saturday, September 8, 2018