Thursday, 30 November 2017

Brescia: Cimitero Vantiniano

The Cimitero Vantiniano was founded in 1815 and is one of the first Cemeteries build from scratch after Napoleon's Edict of Saint Cloud. The Edict forbid to bury the dead in and around churches and lead to the cemeteries we know today.

We first tried to visit this cemetery back in 2016 but it was closed over noon at the time. This time however we were there well before noon and could visit it properly:

The veiled female mourner by Battista Lombardi

The Monument of the Cuzzetti-Bonardy Family, Artist Odoardo Tabacci