Vandals Smash 70 Catholic & Jewish Headstones in Rome’s Landmark Cemetery
Vandals desecrated Rome’s Campo Verano cemetery, smashing 70 Catholic and Jewish headstones and memorial monuments. Photos on social media show shattered glass frames, broken tombs, and damaged Stars of David.
The incident took place on Thursday night. The 19th-century cemetery hosts Catholic and Jewish headstones, as well as monuments to the victims of World War I. The site is a popular destination for tourists. Many notable people, including Italian film actor Marcello Mastroianni, are buried there.
The damage was discovered on Friday morning during an inspection before opening the site.