Cimitero Acattolico di Testaccio
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Moments Of Peace In Rome.
If you get tired of pushy tourists, aggressive street vendors and want some peaceful moments of quiet serenity try visiting the Cimitero Acattolico, “Non-Catholic Cemetery”. This hidden gem is a short walk from the Piramide Metro stop so getting there isn’t hard. Entrance is free but donations help maintain the up keep of one of the oldest protestant cemeteries in Rome. If you’re lucky you will get a personal escort, in the form of one of the many cats that call this place home, to show you around and ensure you’re safety. Make sure you stop and marvel at the majestic beauty of the Angel of Grief statue that William Story made for his beloved wife, Emelyn. This small statue speaks to the grief and sadness that Mr. Story felt when his wife passed on to the next world. If you are a writer don’t forget to pay respects to Percy Shelley and John Keats final resting place. Walk through the little path ways that run throughout the cemetery and admire the tombstones of the many folks that call this place home. After spending some quality time here, you will be ready to go back and face the madness that is Rome and your next adventure.
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Via Caio Cestio, 6, 00153 Roma, Italy
+39 06 574 1900
Sun 9am - 1pm
Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm
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