Although cremation is an ancient practice dating back over 3000 years ago and spread to Europe already in classical times, it was only in 1963 that the Roman Catholic Church has lifted the ban for its own faithful to be cremated.
Today in Italy, the funeral rites for cremations amounted to just under 10% of total rites. For cremation requires specific coffins, the timing for performing the rite can vary according to the availability of communal ovens.
For the preservation of the ashes to the cemetery and for the entitled family member, it is that the burial chamber meets the requirements of the Regulation of the municipality, in terms of size and materials. Therefore, the cost of a cremation ceremony in the town of Rome is approximately of € 600.00 (municipal rates – excluding urn). The ashes can only be dispersed in the Municipal Administration monitored areas.