Rome's non-Catholic cemetery within the Testaccio district | EUROtoday

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Geoffrey S. Watson lived what seems to be a wealthy life from 1942 to 2020: as a journalist, writer, explorer and “beloved husband, father and nonno”. This is what it says on a plaque that commemorates the deceased. But the formal reward is adopted by much more private phrases that recommend how his family members, grateful for the time with him, mourn him: “Well done Jef, but … We will miss you!!”

Watson, as soon as head of press on the British Embassy in Rome, is one in all many immigrants who got here to Italy, died there months, years or many years later and are actually buried within the Rome cemetery that’s reserved for the non-Catholic useless. They have an excellent life there within the Testaccio district close to the Tiber, and they’re in good firm. Since the primary of them discovered his grave on the positioning behind the traditional Pyramid of Cestius in 1732, the house has been expanded a number of instances.