The Campo Verano (Italian: Cimitero del Verano) is a cemetery in Rome, Italy, founded in the early 19th century. The cemetery is currently divided into sections: the Jewish cemetery, the Catholic cemetery, and the monument to the victims of 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 refers to the Ancient Roman campo dei Verani that was located here.
The zone contained ancient Christian catacombs. A modern cemetery was not established until the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy during 1807–1812, when the architect Giuseppe Valadier was commissioned for 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 1 November 2014.
People buried in Verano include:
- Silvio Spaventa (1822–1893) ‒ Italian patriot and politician
- Marià Fortuny (1838–1874) – Catalan painter
- Henricus Smeulders, Ocist – Apostolic Commissioner to Canada.
- Alessandro Moreschi (1858–1922) ‒ last surviving castrato at the time of his death
- Clara Petacci, known as Claretta Petacci (1912 –1945), mistress of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, and was killed with him by partisans.
- Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871–1949) ‒ Spanish fashion designer, lighting engineer, and painter
- Israel Zolli (1881–1956) ‒ Jewish convert to Catholicism, professor, author
- Ronald Firbank (1886–1926) ‒ English novelist
- Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888–1970) ‒ Italian modernist poet, journalist, essayist
- Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff (1889–1930) ‒ Scottish translator of the Marcel Proust novel Remembrance of Things Past
- Fr. Joseph de Finance, S.J. (1904–2000) ‒ French Jesuit and eminent Thomist philosopher
- Liberius Pieterse (1905–1973) ‒ Dutch Capuchin Franciscan friar
- Alberto Moravia (1907–1990) ‒ Italian novelist and journalist
- Pedro Arrupe, S.J. (1907–1991) – Superior General of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) from 1965 to 1983
- Cyril Toumanoff (1913–1997) ‒ Russian-born American historian and genealogist of Armenian-Georgian descent
- Alida Valli (1921–2006) ‒ Italian film actress
- Ennio Balbo (1922–1989) ‒ Italian film actor
- Marcello Mastroianni, OMRI (1924–1996) – Italian film actor
- Elio de Angelis (1958–1986) ‒ Italian F1 racing driver
- Riccardo Zanella (1875–1959) ‒ Fiuman, Free State of Fiume, President of Free State of Rijeka - Stato Libero di Fiume, 1921-1924
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