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.
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. The papal authorities still have some control over the administration. Pope Francis celebrated All Saints Day Mass here on a papal visit to the Cemetery on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
List of notable burials
- Ennio Balbo (1922-1989) ‒ Italian film actor
- Joseph de Finance (1904-2000) ‒ French Jesuit and eminent Thomist philosopher
- Ronald Firbank (1886-1926) ‒ English novelist
- Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff (1889-1930) ‒ Scottish translator of the Marcel Proust novel entitled 'Remembrance of Things Past
- Alberto Moravia (1907-1990) ‒ Italian novelist and journalist
- Alessandro Moreschi (1858-1922) ‒ last surviving castrato at the time of his death
- Liberius Pieterse (1905-1973) ‒ Dutch Capuchin Franciscan friar
- Silvio Spaventa (1822-1893) ‒ Italian patriot and politician
- Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970) ‒ Italian modernist poet, journalist, essayist
- Alida Valli (1921-2006) ‒ Italian film actress
- Israel Zolli (1881-1956) ‒ Jewish convert to Catholicism, professor, author
- Cyril Toumanoff (1913-1997) ‒ Russian-born American historian and genealogist of Armenian-Georgian descent
- Touring Club Italiano, Collana Guida d'Italia, Roma, Ottava edizione, 1993, p. 740. ISBN 88-365-0508-2.
- Extracted from Italian Wikipedia entry
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