Our guided tours of the Battlefield of Monte Cassino and the Gustav Line are held everyday by Anna Maria Priora a fully licensed Italian tour guide, following the footsteps of the Allied Forces and the German troops in the Italian campain. I started to work in the tourism branch in 2003, and after having met a lot of tourists , and having visited many old Italian monuments, I decided about 10 years ago, that I had to follow my way, and I decided to follow my passion: the Second World War in the Western front, and in particoular the Italian campain with its armies, infantries, regiments, but even the civilians with their sorrow
Because of I speak German, English and French I had the opportunity to read a lot of documents in their original language, to be sure to deep understand the emotions of the soldiers involved in the battles, and the strategies that were planned in 1944.There are a lot of books and movies about Hitler, his invesion of Europe and the life in the occupied countries, but usually Monte Cassino and its 4 battles are less known. That's why I wanted first of all to speak with the veterans in their own language, to be a witness for the future.
All the tours start from the Railway Station of Cassino, next to the green kiosk in the middle of the square and our group are formed by maximum 8 people, because it is the best way to have a more effective esperience. But if you need a different pick up from your B&B or your Hotel, please let me know! We will visit the Battlefields on a little van, that will allow us to join also very narrow roads and hidden places.
Usually I held my tours in English, but if you need a different language we will find a solution.
During the Week of the WW2 celebrations are included in my tours all the ceremonies that are taking place in that day. It is not easy to know in advance the calendar of the different ceremonies, but I will try to let you know all what I know as soon as possible.
Calendar of the WW2 ceremonies of Monte Cassino 2021
16 May 2021 **.**h (?) Ceremony on the Rapido River at Sant'Angelo in Theodice
18 May 2021 **.**h (?) Polish Ceremony at the Polish Cemetery
19 May 2021 **.**h (?) Inauguration of the new statue dedicated to General Anders
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Dr. Anna Maria Priora Ph.D
WW2 Monte Cassino Battlefield expert, researcher and tour guide