On holiday in Genova Italy we visited the Staglieno cemetery lying on its own mountainside. In 1804 Napoleon forbade burying in churches and towns anymore by the edict of Nantes. The design was made by Carlo Barbino, the city's architect in 1835. Work started in 1844 and the site was ready in 1851. Here one of the many galleries filled with graves along the walls and in the floors. The details of the headstones are superb and real sculptures.
Here just one of the many many sculptures in marble. This one of a child saying farewell to his father with the name of Francesco Guiseppe Cassella. His son is called Guiseppe Stefano further details very difficult to translate not speaking italian but the word rapito somewhere on the stone means abduction.
I dedicate this post to Taphophile tragics here .