Trino Vercellese – Cemetery: Via Cesare Battisti
Trino, important agricultural and industrial center of the Vercelli’s plain, counts today nearly 9000 inhabitants.
Records of the Jewish presence attest the existence of a ghetto where in 1761 35 people lived. In 1839, the Jews were 53, and their number increased to 100 in 1880; from then a gradual but constant reduction of their number can be seen.
The community grew thinner and thinner until it was extinguished and integrated into the Torino commuity before WWII.
As a witness of the settlement remains the little Jewish cemetery of via Cesare Battisti, with its long hedge, the ancient tombstones immersed in the green and the simple arc in Moresque style containing an evocative tombstone.