Woman crying on a tomb is part of a monumental tomb in the Monumental Cemetery of Milan.
The Milan Monumental Cemetery is located in an area of 250,000 mq. Inaugurated in 1866, it was designed by the architect Carlo Maciachini (1818-1899). The construction first met the hygienic and town-planning needs linked to the presence of a high number of burial places inside the town. Moreover, the Municipality wanted to give the community a representative place by joining the cult of the dead. Within its walls, Monumentale gives hospitality to graves of different cults an religions, including the sections for non-Catholics and Jews.
The cemetery is comprised of three distinct zones: the central one hosts the tombs of catholic families and persons, that to the right facing the facade, is reserved for Jewish persons, while the left is dedicated to non-Catholics.
From an architectural perspective, you can catch a glimpse of both Romanic and Gothic traces. Along the principal paths, in order to help visitors, there are some maps that bear the indications of the most interesting monuments and among these the Famedio (Memorial Chapel) is indicated. It is a voluminous construction made of bricks and marble in Neo-medieval style where, amongst other personages, Alessandro Manzoni is buried.