The Gustav Line Tour

Our guided walks allow travelers to discover the Gustav Line, a German defensive fortification system from Ortona to Cassino. Starting from the Battle of Ortona, our visitors will be invited to discover the River Sangro Crossing, the Battle of Orsogna and the Battle of Pizzoferrato. The tour will continue to the Tyrrhenian coast, known as the sites of the Battles of Monte Cassino and the beachheads of Anzio. Moreover, we will visit the sites of the darkest episodes of the German occupation in Italy: the Concentration Camp of Casoli and the memorials of the massacres of Sant’Agata di Gessopalena and Fosse Ardeatine.

The Gustav Line Tour
Day 1

Arrival at Airport of Pescara and meeting with our Tour Director | Transfer to the hotel | Welcoming drink and dinner | Introduction talk

Day 2

Transfer to Perano | Visit the Castelfrentano area | Lunch and guided tour in Casoli | ‘An Unexpected Alliance’ photographic exhibit | Visit to Casoli Concentration Camp | Visit Gessopalena | Transfer to hotel and check-in (4 nights)

Day 3

Transfer to Ortona | Guided tour of the battlefield sites of the Moro River Campaign | Visit the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery | Guided walking tour in Ortona | Visit to the Battle of Ortona Museum (MUBA)

Day 4

Transfer to Pizzoferrato | Visit the Sangro River War Cemetery |Time for walks in the Paglieta and Mozzagrogna area

Day 5

Visit to Palombaro and Pennapiedimonte | Visit the Melone disctrict | Lunch at Guardiagrele | Guided tour to Orsogna

Day 6

Transfer to the area just south of Cassino | Guided tour of Hill 960, the Mignano Gap and historical area of the Battle of San Pietro Infine | Tour of the Battle of Rapido River | Transfer to the hotel and check-in (2 nights)

Day 7

Visit the Abbey of Monte Cassino | Tour of the historic area of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Battles of Monte Cassino | Visit to the Polish Cemetery and the Cassino War Cemetery

Day 8

Transfer to the Museum of Piana delle Orme | Travel to Nettuno and the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial | Visit the landing beaches of Operation Shingle | Visit the Anzio BeachHead Museum |Transfer to hotel in Rome and check-in (2 nights)

Day 9

Guided tour to the Memorial of Fosse Ardeatine Massacre | Guided tour to the centre of the Roman Republic and of the Roman Empire, The Imperial Fora, the largest amphitheatre ever build, the Colosseum, and Palatine Hill | Free time in centre of Rome

Day 10

Transfer to Rome’s airports and departure