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Italy - Salerno, Cassino and Anzio, led by Mike Bradley

4th - 12th May 2021

7 days from £1,358pp

Join us to honour the bravery and sacrifice of those who fought and died in the Allied amphibious landings as they confronted the Gustav Line in the historic struggle for Southern Italy.
  • Accompanied by experienced battlefield guide, Mike Bradley
  • 6 nights in 4* accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
  • Honour the fallen in a Private Service of Remembrance at Salerno Commonwealth War Cemetery
  • Visit Minturno War Cemetery and pay our respects with a Special Service of Remembrance
  • Service of Remembrance commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign at Cassino War Cemetery 
  • Entrance to Piana Delle Orme Museum in Anzio

Italy - Salerno, Cassino and Anzio led by Mike Bradley

The Campaign in Italy was brutal and costly, with much of it fought on mountainous terrain. While Operation Overlord, the codename given for the invasion of France in June ’44, was in its final planning stages, Allied forces landed in Italy. As they advanced towards Rome, they engaged in some of the hardest fighting in Europe in what was yet another pivotal turning point in bringing an end to WWII.

This tour honours those who fought and died in the Allied amphibious landings on mainland Italy and as they confronted the Gustav Line, which crossed Italy south of Rome. Considered by some to be as desperate as the Battle of Passchendale in WWI, soldiers came under heavy artillery fire as they fought in despicable conditions on exposed mountainous slopes, knee deep in mud and snow. Unfortunately, the cost to human life was high, as can clearly be seen on visit to the beautifully maintained World War II cemeteries where we remember the fallen and pay our respects.

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Hotel Le Palme, Paestum

★★★★

Situated on the outskirts of Paestum close to the district of Laura, the 4 star (rated locally) Hotel le Palme sits in the natural setting of the Cilento National Park, just 150 m from a private sandy beach accessed through the pinewood trees. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool and tennis. The hotel has 83 rooms, all with balconies and en-suite facilities. Rooms are equipped with climate control, satellite TV, mini-fridge, room safe, telephone, Wi-Fi and hairdryer.

Hotel River Palace, Terracina

★★★★

Rated locally as 4 star, this hotel is located in a quiet position, a short walk away from the beach. The hotel has a restaurant, bar / lounge and swimming pool and is set over 3 floors, accessed by a lift. All rooms are equipped with balconies, and private facilities, air conditioning, TV, Minibar, Hair dryer and Wi-Fi.