Milan Monumental Cemetery

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Milan: 1-Day Open Bus Tour

1. Milan: 1-Day Open Bus Tour

Explore the most symbolic and fascinating sights of Milan on a 1-day tour by an open-top double-decker bus. See the Basilica of Sant’ Ambrogio, San Babila, the Cathedral, La Scala Opera House, and more while hearing the stories, facts, and history of the city.  Enjoy these comfortable open buses equipped with a transparent roof, to let you enjoy the city sights even during bad weather, and special platforms to provide disabled access. The full loop takes 90 minutes including the various stops. The bus takes about 5 minutes between scheduled stops, and it’s possible to jump off at any of the following points along the way. City tour: • Castello Sforzesco • Cadorna • Cenacolo • Sant'ambrogio • Museo Scienza E Tecnica • Navigli • Parco Delle Basiliche • Universita' Studi / Policlinico • San Babila • Duomo • Scala • Palazzo Dugnani • Repubblica • Stazione Centrale • Palazzo Regione Lombardia • Gae Aulenti / Staz. Garibaldi • Cimitero Monumentale • Lega Lombarda • Acquario / Parco Sempione There is also a highlights route available with the following stops: • Piazza Castello • Duomo, Scala• San Marco• Brera, Lanza• Castello Sforzesco• Cairoli• Cadorna Station• Cenacolo• Litta

The Monumental Cemetery of Milan Guided Experience

2. The Monumental Cemetery of Milan Guided Experience

The Monumental Cemetery of Milan is one of the most characteristic and unknown spots in the city.  Considered a true open-air museum, once inside the cemetery there are no words to describe the beauty of this place, where peace and art coexist. Learn about the graves of the most important Milanese families. See how the Campari family built a tomb similar to the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci. Join this 1.5-hour guided experience through this extraordinary place. Your tour guide will show you the most significant buildings and tell you the history behind the cemetery. Prepare yourself to discover this unexpected place located in the heart of Milan.

Milan: Monumental Cemetery Group Walking Tour

3. Milan: Monumental Cemetery Group Walking Tour

Discover the macabre side of Milan with this Monumental Cemetery group walking tour. Find the resting places of historical figures who have made the city of Milan great economically and artistically. Visit the cemetery that houses the remains of Alessandro Manzoni, Franca Rame, Enzo Iannacci, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Arturo Toscanini, and Alda Merini. Listen to your guide tell you how the art, economic, social and religious history of the city is blended here. Walk through the Famedio, which was initially conceived as a church, but transformed into a place to store the tombs of the rich and famous of Milanese. Find out how this place is not just a cemetery, but an open-air museum.

The Monumental Cemetery of Milan: Discover the Unexpected

4. The Monumental Cemetery of Milan: Discover the Unexpected

The Monumental Cemetery of Milan, named also "Monumentale", is one of the most unknown places of the city. Tourists visit the main places, but they do not know that there is an unexpected location where art and peace coexist. Just observing the Cemetery from the outside, you can admire this colossal place, but once inside, peace, silence and tranquility reign together. Those who imagine this location as a sad place are mistaken, because it presents itself as a pleasant place to visit, filled with inscriptions that invite you to remember those who have gone before, rich with information and accompanied by interesting artistic detail, including a combination of different styles. During this 1-hour guided tour your tour guide will show and explain to you in depth the most significant monuments conserved here. Among them are the Temple of Fame, the most outstanding building in the Cemetery, where Alessandro Manzoni is buried, or the tomb that celebrates the Campari family, famous for the noted aperitif brand, which is similar to the Last Supper of Leonardo Da Vinci and many others monuments.

Monumental Cemetery of Milan Guided Tour

5. Monumental Cemetery of Milan Guided Tour

The Monumental Cemetery of Milan is not just a cemetery, but a genuine open-air museum. Designed by the architect Carlo Maciachini in 1864 and inaugurated two years later, it is characterized by an eclectic style, harmonizing Byzantine and Gothic elements with a prevalence of the Romanesque style. If you really want to get to know Milan, visiting the Cimitero Monumentale is a must. All those people who played a role in the city's history rest inside it, from Alessandro Manzoni to Arturo Toscanini, Francesco Hayez to Filippo Tommaso Marinetti,  Sergio Bonelli to Guido Crepax,  Alda Merini to Franca Rame, and Enzo Iannacci to Giorgio Gaber. These are just some of the famous names that the Monumental Cemetery holds within its walls. The cemetery is an ideal place to discover the evolution of Milan's artistic trends between the 19th and 20th centuries. During the tour, your expert guide will give you an artistic and historical introduction on the cemetery, then you'll visit the Famedio - the city pantheon of famous people - and the crematory temple, one of the first ones to be built in Europe. You will also be able to admire and discover the history of about 15 selected graves, that either have artistic significance or are the final resting place of famous people.

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What people are saying about Milan Monumental Cemetery

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Very nice tour....Lady bus conductor was very co-operative..She guided us about market, bus timings, services in a well manner. I would recommend to purchase this tour...Bus service is unlimited, you can cover city easily.

Interesting tour and good value for money for this tour. The stations are easy to spot, except those of Sforza, be careful not to confuse them with the stops of competing buses. No waiting for buses!

I had the most amazing day on this bus/boat/bernina train experience. The views literally are so breathtaking and don’t make any sense!! It’s the best way to spend a day!

I like to do this in every European city. It’s a great overview of a city and a bit of historical background.

Milan was beautiful and this is a great way to see it xx