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Cimitero degli Inglesi (Protestant Cemetery)

San Marco
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Address: Piazzale Donatello 38, 50132, Florence, Italy
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+39 395 558 2608
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 13:00
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A cemetery is not usually a place on a tourist's must see list, but the Cimetero degli Inlesi (Protestant Cemetery) is a quiet oasis of calm in this city so worth passing through

Reviewed 26 May 2016
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

This cemetery was a lovely walk from my hostel. It is the final resting place of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and many others. A nun at the front gate offers a guide, and there is a small gift shop. Funerals are still held there, although space must be limited. The Cemetery is an island of land surrounded by roadways within the... More 

Thank Susan S
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

A cemetery is not usually a place on a tourist's must see list, but the Cimetero degli Inlesi (Protestant Cemetery) is a quiet oasis of calm in this city so worth passing through

Thank Ibadanboy
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

This is one of the best delights of Florence. Walking the tombs and reading inscriptions, knowing Elizabeth Barrett Browning was sleeping among the pale lilac irises blooming during my recent spring trip was special.

Thank claireesp
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

On a visit to Florence a (visit) to the English Protestant cemetery (or the Cimitero degli Inglesi if you are looking for it on a local map) is a refreshing change to the plethora of renaissance art you can barely escape from in almost every other attractions. It is quite a small cemetery with only a couple of worthwhile pieces... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Living near Ledbury I have an interest in Elizabeth Barrett who lived at Hope End for many years before moving to London where she met and eloped with Robert Browning in perhaps one of the most romantic true stories. their travel to parish then Pisa and eventually to their home in Casa Guidi in Florence, where she died, is well... More 

Thank JanLedbury
Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

We first visited the English Cemetery in November and December 2014 and were fortunate enough to meet Sister Julia and to have a chat to her about her life there. The cemetery had recently suffered serious storm damage and needed some work. Nevertheless, with her band of gypsies who she teaches to read and write in return for their assistance,... More 

Thank TrishEn
Rome, New York
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Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

I arrived to find the cemetery closed, not surprising because of other reviews. The sign next to the gate said open Mon 0900-1200 and Tue-Fri 1400-1700. I returned at 1400 only to find the gate still closed & locked. I rang the bell & the nun graciously let me in. She said I was an hour early and 1400 were... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

Beautiful small monumental cemetery built with the old stones from Florence's old walls. It's a hidden gem, many florentines haven't visited this, but it's really beautiful in spring. The sculptures are unique, some have Gothic/Eclectic elements. I recommend to visit this in spring, in fact Iris flowers - the symbol of Florence - are all over the cemetery in april,... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Some famous burials here and an important piece of history. I recommend a visit if cemeteries are your thing.

2 Thank dogluver93
Aiken, South Carolina
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Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

Very peaceful and beautiful cemetery. It is only open certain hours. Elizabeth Barrett Browning is buried here, who wrote, "How do I love thee- let me count the ways!" See her home, Casa Guidi, across town. Ask the friendly, helpful Swiss nun about location and hours.

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