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About the Italian Cemetery

The Italian Cemetery is located in the Town of Colma, California just a few minutes south of San Francisco.

  • 540 F St Colma, CA 94014

  • Office Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Saturday 9:00am to 4:30pm
    The office is closed on Sundays and Holidays

    Cemetery Grounds are open 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM 365 days a year

    Mausoleum Buildings are open 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM 365 days a year

The Italian Cemetery was founded in 1899 by La Società Italiana di Mutua Beneficenza, which is the oldest, continuously-existing, Italian-American organization in the United States, established in 1858.

In 1978, the Italian Cemetery became a non-profit, public-benefit corporation. Any proceeds derived from the operation of the cemetery are directly reinvested into the upkeep of the property and into new construction.

The Italian Cemetery’s mausoleum buildings have been acclaimed in various publications, as well as in the media, for their architectural uniqueness and design.

Each mausoleum is designed and built in accordance with a master plan, reflecting family-centered values and old-world traditions. Monuments, statuary, and garden crypts are in balance with the surrounding flower beds, shrubbery, and well-maintained trees, in the manner of European cemeteries. Architecture, landscaping, sculpture, and atmosphere combine to preserve the pride of Italian heritage.

An Article in the San Francisco Chronicle, entitled “Memorial Portraits in Stone,” noted that the Italian Cemetery “… represents the art form at its highest evolutionary point.”

As you continue your visit through this website, you will see how the Italian Cemetery combines old-world charm with the most modern trends in memorial architecture.

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