Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Cimitero Monumentale Milano -Part 2-

As i promised in the last entry: This time less text and more Pics. Although one thing i have to mention: The pics are in a chronoligical order. So if you've ever been there for yourself you can (more or less) track the way we went.
















Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Cimitero Monumentale Milano: Revisit Part one

My first post about the Cimitero Monumentale in Milan is now nearly six years old. It was about time to revisit this gem again, especially since my first visit was during dreadful weather.

Well... This time it wasn't raining so that was better. It was still very cloudy so it wasn't perfect.

The cemetery itself is unbelievable. The sheer amount of monuments is overwhelming and you have to be prepared, organized and very disciplined. Plan a route and stick to it - otherwise you will get lost and wander around with no clue what you've seen and what you've missed. That alone is very hard: There are plenty of points where you are surrounded by sculptures and you could go in any direction and find dozens of sculptures... and when you get there you find another.. and another.. and soon you are lost and you don't know where you've came from....

Just to give you a picture of the amazingness: We took about 3.000 pictures on our holiday (two weeks in Italy). 1.500 of these were taken on this day in Milan. That's how amazing that cemetery is.

And -you've noticed that probably by now- i normally don't write a lot and let the pictures do the talking, but this time i cannot help it. I will show you a selection of the best pictures over the next few weeks so you can get a glimpse of what i've seen there.












Thursday, 28 April 2016

Florence: Cimitero Delle Porte Sante

If you ever get the chance to visit Florence you should definetly visit this place as well!

Not only is it quite near to the center of the old city itself (only about 20 minutes by foot) but it provides affordable and -even more important- available parking space.

Florence itself is a wonderful city, but the sheer mass of tourists is putting me off. The place is just too full. The queue in front of Giotto's Campanile was just awfully long. Turns out it is far more convenient to take a tour of the city in Assassin's Creed II.


So the Cemetery: First of all it offers a breathtaking view of the City:

Since this is a blog about Cemeteries i kept the focus on the Sculpture. Not the Tourist-Trap in the background.

 And -i get not tired about saying this- every slightly bigger cemetery in Italy is just wonderful. So here is a small selection of the pictures we made that beautiful spring day:







Didn't knew that Wilhelm Busch was buried here.... Turns out he wasn't. This one here just looks exactly like him.















Odoardo Spadaro