Non-Catholic Cemetery
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Non-Catholic Cemetery

Cimitero Acattolico

The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, also known as the Cimitero Acattolico, is a unique and culturally significant burial ground situated in the heart of the Eternal City. Established in the 18th century, this historic cemetery has a rich history of providing a final resting place for individuals of various faiths and nationalities, making it a diverse and captivating site.

The cemetery's name, "Non-Catholic," reflects its role as a burial ground for non-Catholic foreigners who passed away in Rome. Over the centuries, it has become a tranquil and picturesque space filled with a fascinating array of tombstones, memorials, and sculptures that showcase the multicultural and multi-faith character of the city.

One of the most prominent features of the Non-Catholic Cemetery is its association with renowned English Romantic poets, John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Keats, Shelley, and Shelley's wife Mary Shelley, the author of "Frankenstein," are among the celebrated figures interred here. Their graves have become pilgrimage sites for literature enthusiasts and admirers of the Romantic period.