Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Graves of the Glossatori

Graves of the Glossatori, Piazza Malpighi, Bologna
Graves of the Glossatori
Piazza Malpighi
Bologna, April 2015

“Although these are essentially glorified gravestones, the Glossatori Tombs are nevertheless really very special, with a unique charm quite unexpected. Adorning the graves of important Italian lawyers, teachers and scholars, the tombs are spread around no less than five different mausoleums in the city. Dating back to the latter part of the 13th century, these monuments generally comprise a grandiose shrine with graceful marble columns, topped by a tiled roof in the shape of a pyramid.” (Bologna Landmarks and Monuments, Wold Guides)