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    • The Monumental Cemetery of Milan
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    • Carla De Bernardi      Lalla Fumagalli     

      The Monumental Cemetery of Milan

      Artistic and cultural Itineraries

      • Overview
      • About the author
      • Press


      This is a guide to Milan's Monumental Cemetery, Italy's largest open-air museum, with over 100,000 visitors every year.

      In its over 150 years of existence it has become the “city of the dead” for Milan’s most prominent figures, who summoned the most famous sculptors and architects of their time to eternalise themselves and their descendants.

      Today, many of these great families have been forgotten; nevertheless, the sculptures of artists such as Vincenzo Vela, Medardo Rosso, Adolfo Wildt, Lucio Fontana, Giacomo Manzù and Giò Pomodoro, as well as the funerary chapels of architects such as Piero Portaluppi, Mario Labò, Giulio Cesare Arata and other lesser-known architects still stand proud. The range of architectural styles is quite remarkable.

      The guide is organised into thematic itineraries. It is indispensable for finding your way around and reaching monuments of great artistic and civic importance, as well as for spending a few pleasant hours in the open air, away from the chaos of the big city.

      About the author

      Carla De Bernardi, president of the Amici del Monumentale organisation, is a photographer and the author of numerous publications on the history of the Monumental Cemetery.

      Lalla Fumagalli has co-authored several books on the history of the Monumental Cemetery.

  • Book formats

    • Binding: Paperback
      Size: 13,5 x 21
      Print: Colours
      Pages: 216
      ISBN: 9788820398255
      Price: € 19,90

    Digital formats

    • epub
      ISBN: 9788820398262
      Price: € 14,99
    • Platform: Amazon
      ISBN: 9788820398262