Opened for burials: 1851
Size: more than a square kilometre
The Cimitero monumentale di Staglieno is situated on a hill in the Staglieno disctrict of Genoa. It measures over a square kilometer and is among the largest cemeteries in Europe. Work began in 1844 and it was opened in 1851. It contains an English section, a protestant section and a Jewish section. The cemetery was visited by Mark Twain, Guy de Maupassant and repeatedly by Friedrich Nietzsche together with his friend Paul Ree. The Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) also visited the cemetery.