All Saints and All Souls in Rome

Pope Francis will say Mass for All Saints at Campo Verano

All Saints’ Day, or Ognissanti, on Saturday 1 November, is 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 three main cemeteries, Verano, Flaminio (Prima Porta) and Laurentino are open every day from 07.30-18.00, with the vast Verano cemetery offering guided tours on 1 and 2 November at 10.00. For the second year in a row, Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints at the main entrance of Campo Verano at 16.00. The Mass is open to everyone and no tickets are required.

The non-Catholic cemetery in the S. Paolo-Ostiense district is open all day on 1 November, from 09.00-17.00, with last entrance at 16.30.

See full details on the city's cemeteries.