The Zona Seconda ( II )
In the ossuary at the top of this zone against the Aurelian Wall we find the bones of a number of foreigners who fought with Garibaldi – Arthur Bennj, a Polish journalist, Bartolomeo Rozat from Switzerland and the Englishman John Scholey and nearby is the stately tomb of the Norwegian historian Peter Andreas Munch, uncle of the famous artist Edvard.
As in the other zones, visitors should beware of tree roots and hold on to the bannisters provided when coming down from the top areas. High up in this zone we find several examples of the lantana camara with white, pink and orange flowers. It has a reputation as an infestive plant, but it does not seem to get out of control in the Cemetery and provides colorful flowers from April to October.
The zone becomes more woody towards the end and we can find the beautifully detailed sarcofagus of the German architect Gottfried Semper as well as the tombs of a number of Italian writers – Amelia Rosselli, Luce D’Eramo and Dario Bellezza. Numerous tombs in this area have jasmine plants and there are several individual rose bushes of note – some of them quite old.
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