All Saints and All Souls in Rome

Pope Francis to say Mass for All Saints at Campo Verano.

All Saints’ Day, or Ognissanti, on 1 November is a public holiday in Italy. However this year it falls on a Sunday so it won't affect the closure of public offices or schools.

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 each day from 07.30-18.00, with the Verano cemetery offering guided tours throughout the weekend. This year it has two new itineraries: one dedicated to the centenary of world war one, the other to Italian theatre.

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints' at the main entrance of Campo Verano on 1 November at 16.00. The Mass is open to everyone and no tickets are required.

The non-Catholic cemetery in the Ostiense-Testaccio 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.