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Cimitero Acattolico per Stranieri

#56 of 1,430 things to do in Rome
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Address: Via Caio Cestio 6, 00153 Rome, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Wonderful, peaceful place

We came here to find the grave of my great great uncle who died here in January 1844, one week after his 18th birthday. I was probably the first member of the family to visit it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to find the grave of my great great uncle who died here in January 1844, one week after his 18th birthday. I was probably the first member of the family to visit it. It is a very atmospheric place, beautifully kept, peaceful - we also rather liked the cats who potter around at one end (near the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wander among the tombstones in a park-like setting. This quiet little oasis is a well-tended and beautiful cemetery for foreigners and non-Catholics. There are paths and park benches that wind through the cemetery. In addition to Keats to Shelley's headstones, it is fascinating to read the stories of some of the other, lesser-known people who were buried there over the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Beautiful Protestant Cemetery with the Roman Pyramid in the background, lots of interesting history, every angle is a great picture and visitor numbers are low. Take the Metro to Pyramid and a 3 minute walk to the cemetery. Recommend: combining this trip with lunch at nearby trattoria Da Felice, which locals will tell you serves the best cheese and pepper... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Cimitero Acattolico is next to the Egyptian-style pyramid of Caius Cestius Epulon - you can see the back of the pyramid for the cemetary where you find the graves of English Poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley buried here long with a long list of other famous people. A good place to go if you want a little "rest"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Easy to get to - we went on the Metro to Piramide. It is so peaceful and atmospheric: while there are graves of famous people to see, it is also a magical place to wonder around and muse. It is beautifully maintained and, though it was free to visit, it was a pleasure to make a donation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Beautiful and unique cemetery for non-Catholic (and often non-Italian) residents of Rome. Highlights include a pyramid, Keat's and Shelley's graves as well as William Wetmore Story's sublime angel of grief. This cemetery also doubles as a cat sanctuary, and if you time your visit right you'll see the graves bedecked with sleeping cats. I'm partial to a cemetery on holiday,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Small but pretty, the cemetery is a good sight to visit if you are over near Testacchio. Some lovely old headstones and a different Roman experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I wanted to visit this place because my favorite metal band from Finland used the gravestone of Emelyn Story (Angel of grief) on one of their album covers. Later on I found out that there is also graves of Bulgari (famous jewelry maker), John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. It is next to the pyramid of Caius Cestius and this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

An Italian friend recommended that we visit this cemetery, which is right behind Piramide at the southern end of central Rome. It is a fascinating place to visit for a quiet walk. The cemetery is well-kept and is free for visitors, although donations towards its upkeep are requested. There are graves of people from many different places here, some famous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This shaded oasis sits beside two of Rome's busier mass transit stations (Pyramide and Porta S. Paolo) and the eye-catching Pyramid of Cestius. It is also easily reached from Trastevere via the number 3 tram. Most visitors probably come to see the graves of British poets Shelley and Keats. There are also many graves of notably Germans as well as... More 

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