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Colonnade with funeral monuments at the Campo Verano.
The Campo Verano (Italian: Cimitero del Verano) is a cemetery in Rome, Italy, founded in the early 19th century. The monumental cemetery is currently divided into sections: the Jewish cemetery, the Catholic cemetery, and the monument to the victims of World War I.
The Verano (officially the "Communal Monumental Cemetery of Campo Verano") is located in the quartiere Tiburtino of Rome, near the Basilica of San Lorenzo fuori le mura. The name verano refers to the Ancient Roman campo dei Verani that was located here.
The zone contained ancient Christian catacombs. A modern cemetery was not established until the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy during 1807-1812, when the architect Giuseppe Valadier was commissioned for designs after the Edict of Saint Cloud required burials to take place outside of the city walls. The papal authorities still have some control over the administration.Pope Francis celebrated All Saints Day Mass here on a papal visit to the cemetery on 1 November 2014.
People buried in Verano include:
- Elio de Angelis (1958-1986) - Italian F1 racing driver
- Pedro Arrupe, S.J. (1907-1991) - Superior General of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) from 1965 to 1983
- Ennio Balbo (1922-1989) - Italian film actor
- Fr. Joseph de Finance, S.J. (1904-2000) - French Jesuit and eminent Thomist philosopher
- Ronald Firbank (1886-1926) - English novelist
- Marià Fortuny (1838-1874) - Catalan painter
- Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871-1949) - Spanish fashion designer, lighting engineer, and painter
- Stanis?aw Klicki (1775-1847) - Polish military commander
- Marcello Mastroianni, OMRI (1924-1996) - Italian film actor
- Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff (1889-1930) - Scottish translator of the Marcel Proust novel Remembrance of Things Past
- Alberto Moravia (1907-1990) - Italian novelist and journalist
- Alessandro Moreschi (1858-1922) - last surviving castrato at the time of his death
- Clara Petacci (1912 -1945), mistress of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini
- Liberius Pieterse (1905-1973) - Dutch Capuchin Franciscan friar
- Henricus Smeulders, Ocist - Apostolic Commissioner to Canada.
- Silvio Spaventa (1822-1893) - Italian patriot and politician
- Cyril Toumanoff (1913-1997) - Russian-born American historian and genealogist of Armenian-Georgian descent
- Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970) - Italian modernist poet, journalist, essayist
- Alida Valli (1921-2006) - Italian film actress
- Riccardo Zanella (1875-1959) - Fiuman, Free State of Fiume, President of Free State of Rijeka - Stato Libero di Fiume, 1921-1924
- Israel Zolli (1881-1956) - Jewish convert to Catholicism, professor, author
Coordinates: 41°54?09?N 12°31?15?E / 41.90250°N 12.52083°E