All Saints and All Souls in Rome

All Saints’ Day, or Ognissanti, on Friday 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 every day from 1-3 November at 10.00, 12.00 and 15.00.

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. 

There is also an increased bus service in the vicinity of the city’s cemeteries until 3 November.

See full details on the city's cemeteries.

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