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The Italian Campaign Featuring Salerno, Anzio & Monte Cassino By Air

Europe
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEGKITC

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
Fly to Italy and join us on a tour of the Italian Battlefields, including Salerno and Anzio, as well as visiting the cemeteries at Monte Cassino.
PRICE FROM ? £1319 per person
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Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly from your chosen airport to Rome where you will be met and transferred to Cassino for a six-night stay.

    Meals - Dinner

  • Day 2 - Salerno & Caserta

    We start our tour at Salerno, where British forces landed in 1943, seeing the beach head and the Roman Ruins where the Americans fought. We visit Salerno War Cemetery, seeing the grave of the great-grandson of the Duke of Wellington, and then on to the beachhead area, where the British and American troops landed, before taking lunch close to the Greek-Roman ruins at Paestum. In the afternoon, we travel to Caserta, visiting the War Cemetery, looking at the story of Yorkshire and England cricketer, Hedley Verity, and see where General Alexander had his headquarters during the Italian Campaign.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 - Monte Cassino

    We travel up to the monastary on Monte Cassino, seeing the incredible view, and visit the Polish war Cemetery. After lunchtime in Cassino, we visit Cassino War Cemetery and the Cassino Memorial. We end the day at the German War Cemetery.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 4 - Hill 593, Snakeshead Ridge and the Liri Valley

    We continue with our look at Monte Cassino with a specially arranged visit to Hill 593 and Snakeshead Ridge, where much of the actual fighting took place. (Please Note: this will involve some walking.) We also walk down to Albaneta Farm and the wreck of a Sherman Tank, now a memorial to Polish troops. After lunch, we look at the fighting in the Liri Valley, seeing the ground at Acquino Aerodrome and looking at the Hitler Line defences between Acquino and Pontecorvo, before ending the day at the Gari/Rapido River, the scene of a disastrous American assault in 1944.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5 - Anzio

    Today, we look at the Battle of Anzio, seeing the US War Cemetery at Nettuno. After lunch in the seaside town of Anzio, we see the Anzio War Museum and Cemetery and the Beachhead Cemetery, before going to the infamous Flyover at Campo di Casni, scene of fighting in 1944.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 - Minturno & Cassino Town

    We head south from Cassino and visit Minturno War Cemetery where many of the men who died in the fighting for the high ground at Monte Camino and in the river crossing at the Garigliano are buried. After lunch have some free-time in Cassino town.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 7 - Sangro & Ortona

    We depart Cassino and head north today, travelling to the Adriatic coast at Ortona, where we have a short walking tour of the town seeing where street-to-street and house-to-house fighting took place. Ortona was a place of great Canadian sacrifice in December 1943. We also visit the war museum and spend lunchtime in the town. In the afternoon, we visit the Canadian dead at the Moro River War Cemetery and end the day in the Sangro Valley and Sangro War Cemetery. From here we travel along the Adriatic coast to our hotel in Ravenna, discussing the Gothic Line battles along the way.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 8

    We depart Ravenna and cross the area of the final battles in Italy in 1945, pausing for lunch before we continue to our overnight hotel in the Austrian Tyrol.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 9

    Travel through Germany to Belgium for an overnight stay.

    Meals - Breakfast

  • Day 10

    To Calais, then return home. You will return by coach to either your original departure airport, (subject to availability) or one of our local joining points.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Accommodation

You will stay for six nights at the 4-star Best Western Hotel Rocca in Cassino.

Overnight stays in Belgium will be in city-style hotels. 

Overnight stay in the Ravenna area and Austria will be in a minimum 3-star hotel.

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