What is a cemetery Walk?

The walks are itineraries to go inside the cemetery. Each itinerary consists of a series of stages. The graves to be visited within these itineraries are related by the same topic. We have selected the most important sepulchers for each topic and we have included them in the paths that you can find further down on this page.

You’ll find the following information inside the walk’s pages:

  • A map indicating the approximate location of the tombs.
  • A numbered and ordered itinerary with the details of the tombs (photos, descriptions, positions).
  • Details and descriptions.

The duration of the itineraries varies depending on the walk’s topic and can take from a minimum of 45 minutes to a maximum of 90 minutes.

How to use the Walks?

First of all it is necessary to identify which routes to take. Then you can choose to follow the route as it is ordered on the route page or move freely in the cemetery between the various stages. In the walk’s page you can use the map to find the various graves, or you can decide to look for them through the references of their position. In fact, in every tomb you can find the position information as well as the photo.

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Who are the walks for?

The walks are aimed to give a detailed path to all visitors or groups who decide to visit the cemetery. Visits can be organized through a guide or independently.

Please note that for groups, it is necessary to notify the non-Catholic cemetery through the appropriate online form or from the contact area.

The walks are itineraries to go inside the cemetery. Each itinerary consists of a series of stages. The graves to be visited within these itineraries are related by the same topic.

The complete guide to find a grave

All the graves of the Non-Catholic Cemetery can be located through the position details that can be read within each single buried person’s page or gravestone’s page itself.

Exact position can be located by 4 simple fields: The Area (Zona), The quarter (Riquadro), The Row (Fila) and The Position (Posizione).


The Areas (Zona)

The Non-Catholic cemetery of Rome is composed by 5 large areas. All areas are bounded by walkable paths, so they are very easy to locate.

ATTENTION: We gently remind to all visitors that the Antica(A) area is a flat and grassy garden, and the graves are scattered in a very informal fashion. Furthermore we suggest you to exclusively refer to the walk’s map and also to the photo of the gravestone to locate the exact position.


The quarter* (Riquadro) *valid only for the Terza Zona (3)

The quarter is strictly related to the Terza Zona of the cemetery.

This area is divided into 4 quadrants numbered as shown in this map.

Only the graves in the Terza Zona will have the quarter indicated in the position information.

The field that represent the quarter will be empty/not visible in each other grave except the graves in the Terza Zona.

Please note that to identify any tomb it is always possible to refer to the walk’s map and to the photo of the grave.





The Row (Fila) 

The graves in the cemetery are mostly laid out in ordered rows.

Only the Zona Antica(A) and the tombs along the walls, for example ossuaries, are an exception.

In order to count the row number it is necessary to recognize the lower part of the cemetery as a reference. The Non-Catholic cemetery in fact extends over a slight slope (except for the Zona Antica which is flat but does not have rows).

The first row will always be the one at the lowest level compared to the others.

Once the first row is identified it will be easy to count all the others rows.



The Position (Posizione)

It is used to locate the grave within the reference row.

The position can be identified by counting the graves from left to right.

The count must be made always starting from the left end of the area where the tomb is located.