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When I told my husband that the number one thing I wanted to see in Milan was a cemetery, he gave me a weird look. So did the rest of the guys when I told them. Of course they agreed, but they were skeptical...even after I explained how awesome the Monumental Cemetery looked in pictures. I originally saw pictures from Pinterest. It was one of those "Oh that looks cool, but I probably won't remember to actually go there" kind of things. But it stuck with me and I'm glad it did. We spent a couple hours there and we didn't see everything. It's HUGE! Some of the monuments and headstones were over-the-top amazing, some were plain, some were weird. I'm dying to know the stories behind some of them.
|The front of the cemetery|
|Inside the building in the picture above|
|If you look at this straight on, it only looks like two figures. It was really cool.|
|This was a couple stories high and stood out among all the crypts.|
|There were a few mourning widows. So sad, but sweet.|
|I'm dying to know the story behind this one.|
|Gorgeous glass on a funerary shrine|
|Another huge monument over a funerary shrine. I looked in and I'm pretty sure this was for only two people.|
|I love the pop of color|
If you have a couple hours and want to do something laid back in Milan, I highly recommend the cemetery. It sounds weird, but I promise it's beautiful and peaceful. The grounds are very well kept and there's a parking garage nearby if you can't fit into the small lot in front of the entrance. There are guys that will run up and help you find a spot. The man that helped us was really nice and wasn't pushy about a tip. Will gave him one anyway because he saved us a few euro on parking.
Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale
20154 Milano, Italia