Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, Asmara

#3 of 10 in Historic Sites in Eritrea
Monument · Hidden Gem · Cemetery
Even though Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara may not seem like a typical touristic site, this cemetery attracts numerous visitors each year because of its long-lasting Italian influence. Carved crypts and tombstones, some of which are Italian war graves, stand as a reminder of the sacrifices and losses Italy had to endure to preserve its colony. The cemetery is a typical venue built in Italian colonial era. Discover how to plan a Asmara trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • This well maintained cemetery is a unique memorial to the many Italians who helped develop Eritrea during their colonial period. It's a little oasis in the city. The vaults, statues and headstones...  more »
  • I love traveling and visiting cemeteries (I even made an instagram account about it hahahah) so this was a must-see place on my list.  more »
  • Visited a couple of times. Symbol of the memory of the Italian colonial era in this country. I did not like the division of graves into Italians and Ascari, (those who were a real army of Eritreans under Italian command). By the way, with the Italian part always well cared for and that of the Ascari maintained in an approximate way. But Toto had not yet written "A Level" at the time. Unfortunately.
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