Grave matters. When in Rome…

This striking grave with it’s balancing cube marks the last resting place of an architect in the ‘English ‘ cemetery in Rome. This unlikely sounding place is well worth a visit, especially on a beautful spring day. The cemetery is a peaceful haven for urban wildlife, including a colony of well cared for feral cats and the graves and plant borders are also well tended. Misleadingly known as the English cemetery, the graves here are from many nations and the commom theme is that they are non-catholic and mostly non-Italian. It is the last resting place of, among others, the English poets Shelley and Keats and the Italian philospher Gramsci. If you’re looking to escape the traffic and noise of Rome, you could do a lot worse than cross the Tiber  for a stroll among the departed…


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Published by one85

Citizen of the fine city of Norwich. Interested in photography, literature, Norwich, Norfolk and Italy.

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