That’s the niche, baby. The niche!
Cinerary Tourism or necrotourism
Necrotourism means discovering cemeteries that represent a heritage to know because they’re cultural property of excep onal interest. From monumental tombs to churchyards, from military cemeteries to illustrious personali es’ funeral monuments, the necrotourism reveals to us stories and curiosi es linked to these border loca ons among present and past. Monumental cemeteries, in fact, are open air museums of the sculptures of the last 200 years. Their valorisa on has become object of study and an associa on, the ASCE (Associa on of significant Cemeteries in Europe) is commi ed to encourage the recogni on of European cemeteries as cultural property. In Italy, the Cemetery of Staglieno in Genoa, which preserves witnesses of the Liberty period, and for the Monumental Cemetery of Milan are very visited. This is a faithful reflec on of the habits of a me between the 19th and 20th century: in addi on, it’s in the ranking of the first 5 most beau ful monumental cemeteries in the world. One might argue that these ci es are tourist des na ons independently of their cemeteries; but the cinerary tourism rightly considers visit to cemeteries equal to visits to tradi onal museums rich in work of art. This discovery increases the choice of a tourist des na on.
We said, and we say s ll today, that reading means “to travel without moving!”. Nowadays, however, there is the enormous increasing of the possibility of escaping from our fantasy trip and to directly enter in places, whose sites we red stories which have thrilled us. The literary tourism is certainly not a news: we should think of the cultural heritage conveyed by the Grand Tours of the eighteenthnineteenth centuries. However, the base of users of this mo va on to travel has exponen ally expanded. In fact, a lot of readers choose to include libraries, domicile houses of