Milan's Artful Cemetery

published 14 years ago by Rick Steves

While there are many evocative cemeteries in Europe, this one, with its emotional portrayals of the departed and their heavenly escorts in the melodramatic art styles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is in a class by itself. It’s a vast garden art gallery of proud busts and grim reapers, heart-broken angels and weeping widows, soldiers too young to die, acres of grief, hope and memories. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit

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