Relive the drama & history of the World War II Battle for Rome with this day trip from Rome to Monte Cassino, Anzio & other major WWII spots near Rome.
Discover the history of the World War II Battle for Rome...
We begin this tour by picking you up in one of our luxury vehicles with your expert guide and travel south to the ancient Abbey of Monte Cassino. Site of one of the toughest and most controversial battles of the Second World War, from the terraces of the magnificent rebuilt Abbey you will gaze out over the mountains and valleys where the four month long battle took place. A short distance from the Abbey you will visit the Polish cemetery, as well as the poignant British Commonwealth Cemetery where you will be fascinated to see the global nature of the battle for Monte Cassino and reflect on their sacrifices. Leaving Cassino we descend into the Pontine Marshes to visit one of the largest collections of World War II military vehicles in Europe. Many of these original vehicles have been used as props for films and television series about the war, including Oscar winners “Life is Beautiful” and “The English Patient”.
We soon arrive on the picturesque coast at Nettuno, where most of the American forces came ashore during the Anzio Landings, and then you head to the Sicily Rome American Cemetery where nearly eight thousand American war dead are buried. From Nettuno you will travel the short distance to Anzio to visit the Anzio Beachhead Museum, and then travel back into Rome following in the footsteps of the Allied forces, from their breakout from the Anzio Beachhead to their triumphal entry into the Eternal City, where the end of World War IIs’ Battle for Rome was greeted with scenes of mass jubilation.
Entry to the each site included in the tour
Expert Local Guide
Headsets for groups when appropriate
Transport during the tour.
Some temporary exhibitions and special events may be excluded
Food and Drink
Know Before You Go
Please check-in at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Tours will depart promptly at the scheduled time, and no refunds will be given for late arrivals or missed tours.
Proof of identification may be required, so please bring a valid form of photo ID for each guest.
Tours will proceed in all weather conditions, unless the site is closed by authorities for safety reasons. It is highly recommended to bring bottled water, sunscreen, hat and umbrella.
All tours operate within the current COVID-19 regulations set by the Italian Government.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and be sure to dress warmly in colder temperatures, and bring a cover for bare shoulders inside any churches in the warmer months.