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Useful information

This section contains in-depth articles on several topics related to our work.

We hold that this information is useful for learning more about the procedures involved in organising a funeral, and can provide valuable help in choosing the most suitable services and options to honour the memory of the deceased, at a difficult and delicate time.

  • 1. What to do in the case of the death of a loved one

    Depending on whether the death occurred in a public place, at home, in a healthcare facility or abroad we advise you to behave in this way ...
  • 2. How much does a funeral cost?

    The costs for organising a funeral depend on costs relating to the kind of casket chosen and casket accessories; the difference in cost between a casket in precious wood and a simpler casket can be significant. The basic services provided by the funeral parlour can also make a big difference to the overall cost, such as collection and transport to the mortuary, care services, supervision, organisation of the funeral service, and so on. The different types of burial (interment, entombment or cremation) also incur different costs: entombment is usually more expensive than interment or cremation.
  • 3. Chapel of rest and funeral fittings

    The chapel of rest is the room where the body lies in repose before the funeral and subsequent burial or cremation. In Italian it is called the camera ardente, or "burning room", taking its name from the ancient ritual of keeping a torch lit in the room where people's mortal remains were held before a funeral. The visitation room may be located in a private residence, in a public or private hospital, or in a structure specially designed for the purpose, such as a funeral parlour.
  • 4. Plaques, memorial stones and funerary art

    Since ancient times the tradition of using memorial stones and funeral monuments has existed among peoples of a wide range of cultures. They are used to create a physical place where the memory of the dearly departed can be commemorated and honoured. The funerary arts include artistic works designed as memorials and decorative elements. These are genuine, elegant, refined works of art that fulfil the role of commemorating the dearly departed, and can play a significant part in making a burial as dignified as possible.

  • 5. Funeral transport: funeral coaches and permits

    Funeral transport is the term generally used to describe the transport of the deceased from the place of death to the place of burial. A more rigorous and comprehensive definition is provided by the municipal regulations of the City of Milan's Mortuary Officers, according to which, "funeral transport constitutes the transfer of the body, of the mortal remains, of the bones or cremated remains, from the place of death and/or burial to the mortuary, to the healthcare facility's mortuary service, to the Funeral Parlour, within this municipality or appertaining to another municipality, to the memorial services, to the cemetery, to the crematorium, including transport to and from church for religious services."
  • 6. Cremation, scattering of the ashes, and custody of the ashes

    Cremation is a funerary ritual that is practised as an alternative to interment and entombment. It consists of incinerating the mortal remains of the deceased and gathering the resulting ashes for inurnment. The urn may be held in a cemetery, or at the home of the family of the deceased.
  • 7. Death notices, obituaries and funeral notices

    Funeral notices, and the traditional Italian posters announcing a death, play a very important function in the days immediately following a death. Their purpose is to inform the wider community of the loss of the loved one, and to give members of the community and neighbours the opportunity of joining the family in mourning during the funeral ceremony.
  • 8. Writing a letter of condolence

    Writing a letter of condolence is a widespread practice in the event of the death of somebody close to you, be they a relative, a friend, or a work colleague.
    Letters and messages of condolence serve a specific purpose, which is that of conveying a message of comfort to the dearly departed's family members, expressing closeness, solidarity, and participation in the loss, with the embrace of a few words written from the heart.
  • 9. Funeral thank you notices

    Funeral thank you notices are messages that members of the deceased's family send to relatives and close friends who have joined them in their grief during the difficult period of mourning. The thank you notices may be delivered in person or sent via telegram, card or flowers.
  • 10. Outlet: Funerals and Funeral Parlours

    The word outlet isn't just used to talk about a place to find products at reduced prices, but more generally it refers to an experience that is capable of responding to the needs of contemporary families who are looking for quality services and products at a reasonable price. Inspired by this latter definition of the term, in the context of funerals and Funeral Parlours, Nebulonghi offers its services to organise ceremonies that help families to honour the memory of their loved one and find solace, while keeping costs reasonable and transparent.