All Saints and All Souls in Rome

All Saints’ Day, or Ognissanti, on Thursday 1 November, a public holiday in Italy. 

The All Saints’ festival is followed by All Souls Day on 2 November, a Catholic tradition of mourning the dearly departed. In Italy is a particularly important day, when people visit family graves. 

The city’s 11 main cemeteries are open every day at the following times: Verano, Flaminio (Prima Porta) and Laurentino from 07.30-18.00, with the vast Verano cemetery offering guided tours every day from 1-4 November at 10.00, 12.00 and 15.00. Check the city's cemetery website for more details. The non-Catholic cemetery in the S. Paolo-Ostiense district will be open all day on 1 November, from 09.00-17.00, with last entrance at 16.30.

There is also an increased bus service in the vicinity of the city’s cemeteries until 4 November.