Cimitero degli Allori

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Cimitero Evangelico Agli Allori

The Cimitero Evangelico agli Allori ("The Evangelical Cemetery at Laurels") is located in Florence, Italy, between 'Due Strade' and Galluzzo.

History[edit]

The small cemetery was opened on 26 February 1860 when the non-Catholic communities of Florence could no longer bury their dead in the English Cemetery in Piazzale Donatello. It is named after the Allori farm where it was located.

Born as a Protestant cemetery, it is now nonsectarian and hosts people of all Christian denominations, as well as other religions (including Jews and Muslims) and non-believers.

The cemetery became newsworthy in 2006 when the writer and journalist Oriana Fallaci was buried there alongside her family. A stone memorial to Alexandros Panagoulis, her companion, is also present.

Notable burials[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Gobbi Sica, Grazia (2016). In Loving Memory: il cimitero agli Allori di Firenze. Florence: Leo S. Olschki. ISBN 978-88-222-6416-9.
  • Niccolai, Foresto, ed. (1997). L'urne de' forti: monumenti e iscrizioni sepolcrali. Florence: Coppini Tipografi.

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Coordinates: 43°44′50.35″N 11°13′48.92″E / 43.7473194°N 11.2302556°E / 43.7473194; 11.2302556