We came across this Cemetery as we were walking through the Vatican grounds today. Apparently, it is connected to the Teutonic College and chapel which both border the Cemetary. It is easy to see the link to the above mentioned locales as the names on the burial plots are all Germanic. Burials can still take place here provided one has membership in the Teutonic collegiate con fraternity (the latest one we could find was buried in 1999).
Entrance to the grotto from the Vatican City grounds.
One of the many statues found within the grotto.
More typical type tomb stones.
The skull and cross bones on tombs were common even into the 19th century.
Dotted throughout the grotto, between tombstones (and one visiting American) were found Stations of the Cross.