Campo Verano

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Colonnade with funeral monuments at the Campo Verano

The Campo Verano (Italian: Cimitero del Verano) is a cemetery in Rome that was founded in the early nineteenth century. The cemetery is currently divided into sections: the Jewish cemetery, the Catholic cemetery, and the monument to the victims of the World War I.

History[edit]

The Verano (officially the Communal Monumental Cemetery of Campo Verano is located in the quartiere Tiburtino of Rome, near the Basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le mura. The name verano a refers to the Ancient Roman campo dei Verani that was located here.

The zone contained ancient Christian catacombs. But a modern cemetery was not established till the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy during 1807-1812, when the architect Giuseppe Valadier was commissioned designs after the Edict of Saint Cloud required burials to take place outside of the city walls.[1] The papal authorities still have some control over the administration.[2] Pope Francis celebrated All Saints Day Mass here on a papal visit to the Cemetery on Saturday, November 1, 2014.[3]

List of notable burials[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Touring Club Italiano, Collana Guida d'Italia, Roma, Ottava edizione, 1993, p. 740. ISBN 88-365-0508-2.
  2. ^ Extracted from Italian Wikipedia entry
  3. ^ http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2014/11/01/0810/01712.html

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Coordinates: 41°54′09″N 12°31′15″E / 41.90250°N 12.52083°E / 41.90250; 12.52083