This cemetery is located north of the center of Milan, near attractions such as Piazza Gae Aulenti, where you can enjoy shopping. Cimitero Monumentale was designed by architect Carlo Maciachini. There are monumental graves in the form of Greek temples, obelisks and buildings in Tuscan and Venetian style. It was a privilege to be buried here and the Milanese elite spared no expense to find a final resting place here.
Special is the grave of a María Maggi. Between 1957 and 1971, this was the tomb of Eva Péron, the wife of Argentine president Juan Péron, who was deposed in a military coup d'état in 1955. Because the soldiers were afraid that Eva's body would become a symbol of Peronism, they transferred her body to Milan where she was buried under a false name. After many wanderings, Eva Péron is now buried in Argentina.
The famous pianist Vladimir Horowitz is also buried here, in the family tomb of the conductor Toscanini, whose daughter Horowitz was married to. The Capello Palanti was founded in memory of the approximately 800 Milanese who died in German concentration camps.
Website: Cimitero Monumental
Address: Piazza Cimitero Monumental
Opening Hours: 08.00-18.00 (closed on Mondays)
Consult the website of the Cimitero Monumentale for up-to-date opening hours.