My last post (for now) on Staglieno: we took so many pictures that it’s been very difficult to choose between them; also, the cemetery is so big and full of statues and art and beautiful spots that you can see only a little part of it in these images. 🙂
Obviously we couldn’t miss the two sculpted graves that were used for Joy Division’s covers: cemetery watchmen helped us to find them, since especially the Appiani Tomb is not very easy to spot being in a secondary gallery 🙂
Tomba Appiani (Love Will Tear Us Apart) e Tomba Ribaudo (Closer), Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno – Genova, Italia
Another important person buried in Staglieno Cemetery is Giuseppe Mazzini, crucial figure for the history of Italy. His Mausoleum was open since it was the anniversary of Breccia di Porta Pia, so we saw it in the inside.
I loved the writing out of the Mausoleum (unluckily I don’t have a picture of it):
“Il corpo a Genova, il nome ai secoli, l’anima all’umanità.”
An oddity: Mazzini’s body, inside the tomb, is mummified by the scientist Paolo Gorini.
Tomba di Mazzini, Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno – Genova, Italia
One of my favourite (and more creepy) graves in the cemetery. The name and dates you can read in the photos are not actually the only ones, if I remember right: the statue is dedicated to a 5 yo child.
Constance Mary Lloyd‘s grave: she was Oscar Wilde’s wife.
She had to run away from England when her husband was imprisoned for the love story with Lord Alfres Douglas and she arrived in Liguria. Since of the scandal that stroke down on her family she had to change their sons second names in Holland and lost all the money they had. Still, it seems she still loved her husband since, even if almost not moving for a form of paralysis, she went back to London to say to Wilde about his mother’s death. She died 40 years old in Liguria after a surgical operation. Italian Wikipedia says that she was a feminist and that she tried to change woman’s fashion in her life, being also the director of National Dress Society’s Gazette. English Wikipedia talks about her almost only referring to Oscar Wilde’s scandal. For italian people, I found this article about her life: Onore a Constance, vittima di Oscar
Constance Mary Lloyd’s grave, Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno – Genova, Italia
Last friday we went to Staglieno Cemetery. It was a beautiful sunny day and we went around for some hours. Staglieno is Genoa’s main cemetery and it’s one of the biggest in Europe. It’s a monumental cemetery, full of very beautiful sculptures.