The monumental cemetery of Turin is the largest cemetery in the city of Turin, among the first in Italy for the number of deceased (over 400,000). Located in the Vanchiglietta sub-district (north-east from the city center), it is close to the Colletta park, just upstream of the confluence of the Dora Riparia river in the Po. The ancient part of the cemetery develops from the main entrance of Corso Novara and is octagonal in shape. It contains numerous historical tombs and 12 km of porticos, enriched by sculptures of artistic value, hence the name of "monumental cemetery". Over the years there have been successive extensions of the central historical body in the direction of the Colletta park. The cemetery is annexed to a crematorium temple built in 1882, the second in Italy after that of Milan (1876).