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The Napoleonic cemetery is an imposing building with no architectural cultural appeal with the surrounding landscape. It is compact architecture of hewn stone walls with the elegantly neo-classical lines.

The cemetery recalls vaguely the shape of a coffin. Inside, along the walls, there are niches and vaults into the underlying floor where you can see the room that was used as a mass grave. The terrace is almost a version of the mythical Bonaparte hat.

It can be supposed that the cemetery mausoleum was built as a result of the law of Napoleon about the regulation of burials, to public health and a certain egalitarianism that would avoid social discrimination. The Edict of Saint Cloud is of 1806. The French were in the area from the time of the Neapolitan Republic, in 1799, until the ‘Muratiano’ period, concluded with the execution of Murat in 1815, after the restoration of the Bourbons.