Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale • M2 Garibaldi; Tram 3, 4, 11, 12
Admission free. Open: Tues-Fri 8.30-17.15, Sat and Sun 8.30-17.45, Mon closed.
Milan’s most prestigious cemetery is built over an area of 250,000 square metres. The structure that dominates the entrance recalls the Gothic cathedral of Siena, but in fact it dates to 1860 and reflects the eclectic architectural style of the time. Inside, the cemetery is not so interesting for the people buried there, but rather for the tombs, which represent an open-air gallery of late 19th and 20th-century sculpture. On the left just inside the forecourt, there is an office that distributes leaflets in English and German with a map. Within the cemetery, panels with maps indicate the most significant tombs.