Pantheon and Porticato Superiore

  • La Fede, 1875

    La Fede, 1875

    Standing in the middle of the cemetery, Santo Varni’s La Fede (The Religion) is 30′ tall (9m) and was carved in Carrara from three blocks of white marble. The model was a local young woman, Luigina Traverso.
  • Monteverde Angel, 1882

    Monteverde Angel, 1882

    The Oneto tomb by Giulio Monteverde, one of the most famous works at Staglieno. Copies were placed in cemeteries around the world.
  • Pienovi Tomb, 1879

    Pienovi Tomb, 1879

    In this monument by G.B. Villa, Raffaele Pienovi’s young widow Virginia lifts the covers to say one last goodbye to her late husband. An incredible work of sculpture, but the deteriorating walls and roof of the gallery threaten it’s longevity.
  • Sleeping woman

    Sleeping woman

    A woman in eternal repose, the flowing drapery of her clothing expresses tranquility and resignation.
  • Sanguinetti memorial, 1918

    Sanguinetti memorial, 1918

    Locked in mourning, these two sisters are exposed to the elements As a result, the surface of the marble is starting to wash away. The sculptor was Antonio Besesti.
  • The Ornatista

    The Ornatista

    An Ornatista was the carver who specialized in ornamental work, such as foliage and lace. Here you see the depth of their skill.
  • Gatti Tomb, 1875

    Gatti Tomb, 1875

    Sculptor Giuseppe Benetti lived almost 90 years, and produced more than 50 memorials at Staglieno.
  • Tomati Tomb, 1881

    Tomati Tomb, 1881

    Sculptor G.B. Villa produced many works blending classicism and naturalism, noted for expressing the deep emotional bond of the families for their deceased loved ones.
  • Paolino

    Paolino & Luigino

    The angels represent two young cousins, Paolino and Luigino, mourning the death of their uncle. a professor of sacred music. This sculpture is unsigned, and the name of the uncle is not inscribed.
  • Lavarallo memorial, 1926

    Lavarallo memorial, 1926

    In this work by Luigi Brizzolara the family gathers around their beloved patriarch.

Along with the galleries and arcades, these formed G.B. Reasco’s original 1836 plan for Staglieno. As the first parts of the cemetery to be completed, they hold many of the oldest works.

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