Certosa Monumental cemetery
S. Girolamo Church courtyard
We begin our visit by retracing the main stages in the history of this place, built in 1334 as a monastery of the Carthusian order and transformed in 1801 into the cemetery of the city of Bologna.
We enter the historic part of the Certosa, whose cloisters were among the first to be converted into a cemeter. Here we admire painted monuments, frescoes, neoclassical sculptures.
19th century galleries
A triumph of eclecticism, realism, symbolism. We discover the tomb of a blacksmith and the mysterious tomb of a little girl, the monument of a rich bourgeois and the tomb of a kidnapped young man ….
From cloister VI to Campo Carducci, we explore the most monumental area of the Certosa, a concentration of illustrious characters, commemorative monuments, opulence and simplicity.