Anche gli immigrati muoiono. Una prima analisi geografica dei luoghi di sepoltura attraverso il caso del cimitero Flaminio di Roma

  • Flavia Cristaldi Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia
  • Silvia Omenetto Sapienza Università di Roma, Italia
Keywords: Migration, Rome, burial sites


Despite the phenomenon of immigration is now a thriving field of study within the geographic sciences, the theme of the death of the migrant and the fate of his body after his death has almost unexplored. The aim of this contribution, through the analysis of the case of the Flaminio cemetery of Rome, is to highlight the links between immigration, religious faith and space starting from the assumption that the social practices implemented by different ethnic and religious groups created different territorial forms. From the emergency burial of migrants who died at sea to the planning of burial spaces for resident citizens of foreign origin and of non-Catholic faith, the public administrations are gradually involved in new spatial processes that need attention and study in order to elaborate solutions of civil coexistence also post mortem for a plural city.