One full day to visit one of the bloodiest battlefields in the whole WWII.
After the landing in Sicily , the biggest amphibious operation in history in 1943, involving 3,300 ships, more than the initial landings in Normandy, after the humiliating armistice signed by the Italians and the following occupation of the peninsula, after great Lords of War like Patton, Bradley were moved to different battle scenes, the Allies were stopped by the fierce and desperate resistance of the Germans in Cassino.
Only with the sacrifice of the Polish, English and American soldiers, the continuous bombings and the atrocities of the North African troops at the order of French officers, Cassino was finally taken.
In January 1944, about 70,000 men, hundreds of tanks and guns landed at Anzio and Nettuno.
What could be the quickest and most successful move of the Italian campaign became a disaster for the Allies.
The too prudent decisions of General Lucas, and the arrival of German reinforces brought a stalemate of months, at 35 miles from Rome.
The visit will start reaching the beautiful small town of Anzio and the sites of the landing, then a visit is due to the little but greatly informative museum of the landing.
Time for lunch and in the early afternoon, we pay a tribute to the thousands of young soldiers and sailors who died to liberate Europe from Nazism: we reach to American Cemetery in Nettuno.
The tour will last about a day, leaving Rome approx. 9.00 pm and leaving Nettuno at 4.00 pm
- City of Anzio
- Museum of the landing
- Sicily – Rome American cemetery in Nettuno
- Private English speaking guide
- Private deluxe transportation