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Milan Monumental Cemetery

Milan Monumental Cemetery: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Walking Tour

3. Milan Monumental Cemetery: Walking Tour

Take part in a 2-hour guided tour in the company of an art historian, to discover the Monumental Cemetery of Milan. A unique place where art, culture, religion and modernity intertwine. Discover the extraordinary and numerous examples of funeral art, which constitute a real open book on the great changes of the mid-nineteenth and twentieth centuries with testimonies of poets, sculptors, artists and men of science. Visit the Famedio, which welcomes the memory of the great Milanese personalities, including the great Alessandro Manzoni and learn about the history of the well-known industrial families of Milan, from Campari to Falck, from Erba to Bocconi, in an inexhaustible path of emotions and discoveries.

Milan: Monumental Cemetery Group Walking Tour

4. 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

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Milan Monumental Cemetery

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4.0 / 5

based on 551 reviews

The day was rainy, so the bus trip was ideal. It goes through several iconic points of Milan and the audio gives context to what is observed. The time between buses seems long to me (1 hour) compared to others I've used in other cities, but it seems that all companies have this same time in Milan.

It was really good !! pity that we are not on a guided tour, that is to say that we cannot visit the monuments at the same time. But for the price it's worth it.

Visit with audio guide very pleasant and rich in information on the city and its monuments. Very warm welcome from the hostesses. I recommend this tour and by bus.

We were able to stop in several places touring what we wanted, good bus frequency

Great way to see the city when you only have a limited time.