Campo Verano

Colonnade with funeral monuments at the Campo Verano

The Campo Verano (Italian: Cimitero del Verano) is a cemetery in Rome that was founded in the early nineteenth century. The 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 a refers to the Ancient Roman campo dei Verani that was located here.

The zone contained ancient Christian catacombs. But a modern cemetery was not established till the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy during 1807-1812, when the architect Giuseppe Valadier was commissioned designs after the Edict of Saint Cloud 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 Saturday, November 1, 2014.[3]

List of notable burials


  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
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Coordinates: 41°54′09″N 12°31′15″E / 41.90250°N 12.52083°E / 41.90250; 12.52083

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