Liberty Itinerary/Chini – Cemetery of Mercy
The current appearance of the Cemetery of Mercy is the result of changes that occurred in the first thirty years of the 1900s; above all, we remember those described in the numerous projects and drawings by the engineers Niccolò Niccolai and Severino Crott, and architect Ugo Giusti, preserved in the Confraternity Archive. From this documentation, we can deduce that the place should have assumed the appearance of a real monumental cemetery, while the achievements were then always limited to enlargement and rearrangement of the burial areas. In the area of the Main Chapel, there is a series of tombstones decorated with tiles with the cross in natural stoneware and placed on dark green ceramic panels. In the former chapel on the left, the sepulchre of Pio Chini is highlighted by a beautiful garland in stoneware and decorated with small polychrome ceramic reliefs.