The Non-Catholic cemetery is situated in the Testaccio district, just near Porta San Paolo, side by side with the Piramide Cestia, an egyptian pyramide built in the XII° century B.C and used as a tombstone.
Rome's Non-Catholic Cemetery contains possibly the highest density of famous and important graves anywhere in the world. It is the final resting-place of the poets Shelley and Keats, of many painters, sculptors and authors, a number of scholars, several diplomats, Goethe's only son, and Antonio Gramsci, a founding father of European Communism, to name only a few. It is also widely known as the Protestant Cemetery although it contains the graves of many Orthodox Christians, Jews, Muslims and other non-Christians.
Among the numerous graves of famous people we can mention the ones of John Keats, Percy Shelley.
« This grave contains all that was mortal, of a YOUNG ENGLISH POET, who on his death bed, in the bitterness of his heart, at the malicious power of his enemies, desired these words to be engraven on his tombstone: Here lies one whose name was writ in water »