This massive complex is more akin to an open-air art museum than a somber graveyard. Built in the mid-19th century, the cemetery is the final resting place of some of Milan’s most famous personalities, including politicians, a climber who fell to his death and a race car driver who met his fate dramatically and entirely too young. But even if none of the names on the tombstones ring a bell, the accompanying sculptures are sure to move you. Ranging in style from Art Nouveau to Gothic Revival, these works of art are made by some of Italy’s most important artists, including Lucio Fontana and Aldo Pomodoro.
Time Out Tip: After mingling with those below ground, head to Ceresio 7 (Via Ceresio, 7) for something a bit loftier. This rooftop venue is also decidedly more modern with two pools, a wrap-around terrace with striking views and sleek interiors.
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