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Cimitero Acattolico (Non-Catholic or Protestant Cemetery)

  • Via Caio Cestio 6 Map It
  • Testaccio
  • Cemetery
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

Piled up against the ancient Aurelian Walls, this famed cemetery was intended for the interment of non-Catholics. This is where you'll find the tomb of John Keats, who tragically died in Rome after succumbing to consumption at age 25 in 1821. The stone is famously inscribed, "Here lies one whose name was writ in water" (the poet requested that no name or dates should appear). Nearby is the place where Shelley's heart was buried, as well as the tombs of Goethe's son, founder of the Italian Communist Party and vehement anti-Fascist Antonio Gramsci, and America's famed beat poet Gregory Corso. The cemetery is about a 20-minute walk south from the Arco di Constantino along Via San Gregorio and Viale Aventino, but the easiest way to get here is to catch the Metro Linea B from Termini station to the Piramide stop just around the corner from the entrance to the cemetery.

Sight Information


Via Caio Cestio 6, Rome, Latium, 00153, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • €3 suggested donation
  • If door is closed, ring bell for cemetery custodian

Published 06/20/2007


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