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Campo Verano

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Campo Verano

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 1
  • List of notable burials 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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


  1. ^ Touring Club Italiano, Collana Guida d'Italia, Roma, Ottava edizione, 1993, p. 740. ISBN 88-365-0508-2.
  2. ^ Extracted from Italian WorldHeritage entry
  3. ^

External links

  • Association of Significant Cemeteries in Europe: Cimitero del Verano
  • GPS coordinates you need to use to find the graves of famous people in the Campo Verano Cemetery
  • Find a GraveCampo Verano on

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