The cemetaries

Nizza Monferrato – Cemetery: Strada Ponte Verde 5

The ancient Jewish cemetery was found outside the built-up area, near the Belbo torrent, along today’s road to Canelli.
The present cemetery is a small section into the communal one. A rectangular shaped cemetery, closed by a gate; its interments are arranged in a horse-shoe shape.

Even if there aren’t many interments, the Jewish cemetery of Nizza Monferrato is a significant example of how the Jewish funerary decorations between the 1800′s and the 1900′s was permeated by a strong religious syncretism. Among the simple tombstones, stands out for its remarkable visual impact a family tomb in baroque style, placed in axis with the entrance. Equally sumptuous, in its decorative choice, is a monumental tomb supported on its angles from four carved lions. The Jewish cemetery has been recently restored thanks to the participation of the cultural association of Nizza Monferrato “L’Èrca”, as a small slab placed at the entrance remembers.