Campo Verano
Cimitero del Verano
Colonnade with funeral monuments at the Campo Verano.
Establishedearly 19th century
Coordinates41°54′09″N 12°31′15″E / 41.90250°N 12.52083°E / 41.90250; 12.52083Coordinates: 41°54′09″N 12°31′15″E / 41.90250°N 12.52083°E / 41.90250; 12.52083
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The Campo Verano (Italian: Cimitero del Verano) is a cemetery in Rome, Italy, founded in the early 19th century. The monumental cemetery is currently divided into sections: the Jewish cemetery, the Catholic cemetery, and the monument to the victims of World War I.


The Verano (officially the "Communal Monumental Cemetery of Campo Verano") is located in the quartiere Tiburtino of Rome, near the Basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le mura. The name verano refers to the Ancient Roman campo dei Verani that was located here.

The zone contained ancient Christian catacombs. A modern cemetery was not established until the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy during 1807–1812, when the architect Giuseppe Valadier was commissioned for designs after the Edict of Saint Cloud [fr] required burials to take place outside of the city walls.[1] The papal authorities still have some control over the administration.[2] Pope Francis celebrated All Saints Day Mass here on a papal visit to the cemetery on 1 November 2014.[3]

Notable burials

19th century


  1. ^ Touring Club Italiano, Collana Guida d'Italia, Roma, Ottava edizione, 1993, p. 740. ISBN 88-365-0508-2.
  2. ^ Extracted from Italian Wikipedia entry
  3. ^ "Celebrazione della Santa Messa al Cimitero del Verano". Archived from the original on 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2014-11-01.

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Preceded by
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Italy)
Landmarks of Rome
Campo Verano
Succeeded by
Torre dei Capocci