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Italy Le tombe del cimitero L. (07/2018)

Andy

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I discovered this beautiful cemetery during planning my last trip to Italy this summer. Our accommodation was nearby, so we visited the cemetery.​

In addition to beautiful statues, I also found several old tombs there, which partly seemingly fell into oblivion and are no longer maintained. Fortunately, most of these mausoleums were not locked, so I was able to take pictures inside of them.​

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History

The monumental cemetery behind the basilica already existed in the beginning of the 17th century, probably even much earlier. It was redesigned and enlarged by galleries with urn graves in 1870. Today it's considered one of the most beautiful burial places of the region.
Because its place is limited, older tombs sometimes are  auctioned for a new use. Recently, a grave monument for two persons was sold for 19,000 euros in the summer of 2018.​

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Interesting, I especially like the first picture. You've done a good job capturing these images in such tight spaces.

 
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Very nice! Looks like a cemetery I'd like to visit. 

There are many great and beautiful cemeteries in Italy, also with several forgotten tombs and mausoleums. The largest and most famous is certainly the monumental cemetery of Genoa. But even on many smaller cemeteries, like this one, you can often find interesting tombs and statues.

 
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