060608


Roma Capitale
Zètema Progetto Cultura
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Typology: Monumental cemetery

Address

Address: Via Caio Cestio, 6
Zone: Rione Testaccio (Roma centro)
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Contacts

Telephone: +39 06 5741900
Fax: +39 06 5741320
Email: ornella.forte@cemeteryrome.it (prenotazione visite guidate di gruppo)

Opening times

Monday-Saturday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm;

Sunday and Holidays: 9.00 am - 12.30 pm;

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

Scheduled events

Description

The Protestant Cemetery, also known as the Cemetery of the English, was instituted for the burial of foreign non-Catholic residents of Rome who could not be buried in Catholic cemeteries. According to the date of the oldest tomb there, its origin dates back to 1738. The presence of ruins and pine and cypress trees made it a favourite place for romantic poets and artists, and John Keats and Percy Shelley are also buried here. Many graves are decorated with motifs of classical themes.
Last checked: 2014-06-03 10:37