Published by the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, 2014. 155 pp. ISBN 978-88-909168-0-9. €18.00

  This new book explains:

  • how the Cemetery has grown from its origins in the 18th century to today’s layout, drawing on extensive new research

  • who has been buried there, with notes on over 300 of them, ranging from diplomats to dancers and from sculptors to sailors, and an index of their grave locations

  • how it has survived various threats, such as a new road and tramline due to be built across the oldest graves

  • how its active use today is reconciled with increasing numbers of visitors.

The volume contains more than 80 illustrations, many of them little known and several of them not previously published; and five maps which have been specially drawn.

The sources for statements made in the text and a bibliography can be found HERE.

The author, Nicholas Stanley-Price, trained as a historian and has worked mainly in heritage management and higher education. He is a member of the Cemetery’s Advisory Committee and edits its quarterly Friends’ Newsletter. He lives in Rome.

Please note that due to the pandemic emergency, there may be delays in delivery.
Book plus postage and packaging according to country. Please choose ONE.  
These prices are postage plus a small amount to cover the envelope
and our packaging efforts.

If you have an Italian tax code please let us know by email at so we can include it on your invoice.

Also on sale at the Visitors’ Centre at the Cemetery. All proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome.

Nicholas Stanley-Price, Der Nicht-katholische Friedhof in Rom. Seine Geschichte, seine Persönlichkeiten und sein Überleben seit 300 Jahren, aus dem Englischen von Katrin Marburger, Roma (Cimitero Acattolico di Roma) 2016.
Reviewed by Carolin Kosuch, in Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken" (QFIAB) 97 (2017), pp. 603-4, published by the German Historical Institute in Rome. [pdf]

Review by Melanie Huhn in Friedhof und Denkmal
With this book, Nicholas Stanley-Price succeeds in kindling the reader’s curiosity, so that one feels one would ideally love to go immediately and explore the Non-Catholic cemetery in person. It is through the detailed stories surrounding the cemetery that its history comes alive (transl. Ulrike al-Khamis).
From a review by Melanie Huhn in Friedhof und Denkmal, Zeitschrift für Sepulkralkultur 62 (2017), 46 (pdf)

“delightfully illustrated, packed with fascinating information, and handsomely produced”
… one of the most magical places in the world: the burial-ground which used to be known as the Cimitero degli Inglesi, but, filled as it is by many dead bodies of other than English origins, is now known as the ‘Non-Catholic Cemetery’ (Cimitero Acattolico). [… ] The author, Stanley-Price, is a member of the Cemetery’s Advisory Committee, and edits the Newletter of the Friends of the Cemetery. He has done a splendid job, and his book is delightfully illustrated (sometimes in colour), packed with fascinating information, and handsomely produced. My only quibble is regret it could not have been published as a hardback, as the contents deserve something more substantial than thin card (albeit attractively decorated).
From a review by Professor James Stevens Curl, noted architectural historian and authority on funerary monuments (The Victorian Celebration of Death, Sutton Publishing, 2004). Published in: Church Monuments: Journal of the Church Monuments Society xxix (2014), 182-3.

“a gem”
The guide-history written by Stanley-Price is a gem. It ranks with the late Leonard Boyle’s book on the Basilica of San Clemente as one of the best books in Rome dedicated to a single site. Wonderful work!
Comment written in the Cemetery’s Visitors’ Book on 12 July 2014 by Br. Charles Hilken, Professor of Byzantine and Renaissance History, St Mary’s College, CA, USA.

Go thou to Rome
I was in Rome in September re-visiting the Cemetery and was pleased to find that a new book about the cemetery by Nicholas Stanley-Price has recently been published. In it Mr Stanley-Price charts the history of the cemetery from the first known burial on 1716 through to the present day and the vision of the trustees for its future. The book is extremely informative and readable, lavishly illustrated in colour with maps, prints and paintings, many of which have not previously been published, and photographs of many of the memorials. It charts the origins and expansion of the cemetery, gives accounts of some of the funerals and burials of the people who came to Rome, many for the benefit of their health, who died there and are buried in the cemetery.
Extract from review by John St Brioc Hooper in Mausolus. The Newsletter of the Mausolea and Monuments Trust, Winter 2014, p.4.

Roma, il Cimitero protestante in un libro
I più lo conoscono solo per la presenza dei celebri monumenti ai poeti Percy Shelley e John Keats, ma il piccolo Cimitero Acattolico di Roma, noto anche come Cimitero protestante, nasconde tra le sue mura quasi trecento anni di storia: storia che viene ora raccontata in un libro.

Book review: The Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome
Three centuries of history are skilfully recounted in this new book by historian Nicholas Stanley-Price. The author sheds light on many little known aspects of this unique site – its foundation on unconsecrated land outside the city walls to contain the remains of non-Catholic foreigners, like Protestant members of the exiled Stuart court in Rome and aristocrats who died during their Grand Tour, insights into the lives and personalities of many of the people buried there, the difficulties of maintenance and restoration and its present management organization.
The Italian Insider, May 5, 2014