Highlights / General details
Leaving Rome behind, covering operation shingle (started 22nd January 1944) planned by Winston Churchill in order to bypass the Gustav Line and divert German troops from Cassino. After leaving the Appian Way, we drive through the villages and towns chic formed the German defense line, set up in 7 days after the Allies’ landing by Field Marshall Kesserling: Carroceto, Campoleone, Aprilia, Cisterna and the Flyover Bridge above via Nettunense were the sites where hundreds of British and American soldiers lost their lives trying to advance the beachhead front.
We then enter Anzio and stop for a coffee at ‘Ranger Beach’ to croniche the progress of the entire landing operation, also involving ‘Peter Beach’ and ‘X-Ray Beach’. From the neoclassic casino (HQ of Colonel Darby’s Rangers) we move on to the nearby beachhead museum, constructed to house tools of warfare, biography and photographs. The collection was donated by Allied soldiers’ families to commemorate the ones who took part in the landing. The story of operation shingle is told in detail, giving an insight into weaponry, tactics, and figures.
Our tour ends with a visit to one of the official War Cemeteries: you can choose among the American Sicily-Rome WWII cemetery & memorial in Nettuno or the beachhead cemetery in Anzio (for soldiers of the Commonwealth and volunteers from Eire).
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Entrance tickets; Professional English speaking guide.
Food and beverages; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am.
Approximately 6 hours.
There is a minimum requirement of 2 passengers per booking.
Guests must be ready at the hotel lobby 10 minutes prior departure.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
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