Sant’Anna Cemetery in Trieste/Trst

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With a continuously growing number of inhabitants in the 19th century, Trieste/Trst needed a new location for the cemetery. Sant’ Anna Cemetery got its place close to Colle di Sant’ Anna in the southern outskirts of the town. The cemetery further expanded in the 20th century when it became the last resting place of soldiers fallen in World Wars I and II.
The Altar to the Fallen Soldiers, which was ordered by the fascist regime and inaugurated on 26 May 1929, replaced a charnel house that, until that day, had been housing mortal remains of the Irredentist Guglielmo Oberdan and seventy-two volunteer soldiers who fell during World War I.
Not far from the Altar stands the tomb of the Stuparich family, where the brothers Carlo and Gianni rest. The monument was erected for Carlo, who killed himself in 1916 to avoid being captured by Austro-Hungarian soldiers on Mt. Cengio on the Asiago plateau. His mortal remains were transferred to Trieste in 1929.


Register of the Fallen Soldiers

Photos: Ufficio Immagini Comune di Trieste

Access and useful info


Access is possible from the street Via dell’Istria 206, Trieste


Centro visitatori “Walk of Peace”, Trieste Info Point
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Trieste Infopoint)
Piazza Unità d’Italia, 4/b
I–34121 Trieste
+39 040 3478312

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GPS coordinates

45.627696, 13.798878

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