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Monumental Cemetery

Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale, 20154 Milano MI, Italy

Monuments
Old Ruins

About Monumental Cemetery

The Cimitero Monumentale is one of the two largest cemeteries in Milan, Italy, the other one being the Cimitero Maggiore. It is noted for the abundance of artistic tombs and monuments. The site allows visitors to time-travel into the history of Milan, as they can spot the tombs of figures whose names now adorn major metro stations, roads, and squares. During the following years, neoclassical arcades and buildings inspired by Hellenistic architecture were added to this area.



Attractions near Monumental Cemetery

UniCredit Tower1.01km from Monumental Cemetery

Italy’s tallest skyscraper is home to its largest bank, Unicredit, which occasionally allows the public to visit its dramatic top-deck viewing gallery. It quickly became a symbol of Milan and thanks above all to its impressive Spire building it has an extremely sinuous appearance. It features a fully glazed façade facing north and another facing south modulated by the horizontal lines of the brise soleil for more correct solar radiation.

Arena Civica1.33km from Monumental Cemetery

The Gianni Brera civic arena, even just Arena, is a multipurpose sports facility in Milan. Inaugurated in 1807 as an amphitheater, in 1870 it became the Arena Civica after passing to the Milanese municipality. In 2002 the Arena was dedicated to the memory of Gianni Brera, journalist, and writer, who died ten years earlier. Today it mainly hosts football and rugby union games, concerts, and cultural events. The stadium can hold 18,000–30,000 spectators.

Arco della Pace1.36km from Monumental Cemetery

“Arch of Peace”, is a triumphant arch located at Porta Sempione, one of Milan's many city gates. This 25m-high triumphal arch was situated at the northwestern edge of Parco Sempione. On the top of the Arch stands a statuary group in bronze depicting the “Chariot of Peace” flanked by the four “Victorias on Horseback”, while the facade shows the embodiments of the rivers Po, Ticino, Adda and Tagliamento.

Acquario Civico di Milano1.5km from Monumental Cemetery

The Civic Aquarium of Milan is one of the largest and oldest of its kind in Italy which was established in 1906.  it hosts 36 pools filled with more than 100 species of fish, living in recreated environments ranging from Lombardy to Italy, to the Amazon.  It also includes also a public library, with one of the most prestigious collections of marine biology publications in Italy.

Branca Tower1.61km from Monumental Cemetery

The Branca Tower, originally Torre Littoria, is a steel construction built-in 1933 on a project by the architect Giò Ponti and located inside the Sempione Park in Milan. With its 108.60 meters high, it is the tenth highest accessible structure in the city after the Unicredit Tower. The top of the tower is a panoramic point whose view, on a clear day, may encompass the Milan cityline as well as the Alps, the Apennines, and part of the Po Valley.

Sempione Park1.69km from Monumental Cemetery

The Parco Sempione is a green area of the city of Milan. Built at the end of the nineteenth century on the area already occupied by the parade ground, it occupies an area of386 000  m², fully fenced with video surveillance.  The name derives from Corso Sempione, the monumental road axis built in the Napoleonic age on the route of the historic Via del Seprio, with the new Sempione gate heir to the ancient Giovia gate.

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About 10 million people, forming one-sixth of Italy's population, live in Lombardy and about a fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in the region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest regions in Europe.