Italy: 1944

From Anzio to the Gothic Line
Rome • Anzio • Florence • Lucca • Ponzalla • Futa Pass

About the Tour

A story of mud, mountains, and mules

The year 1944 was remarkable for the Allies. The Normandy landings had thrown the Germans into retreat and resulted in the liberation of most of France by year’s end. In the Pacific, hard-fought campaigns in the Mariana Islands yielded airfields close enough to Japan to support continuous B-29 raids on the Japanese home islands. Lost in the middle of these decisive events was the Italian campaign. The fighting in Italy after the liberation of Rome on June 4, 1944, has become a footnote in most histories of the war. This tour brings those stories back to life.

2024 Program Pricing

Price per person based on Double Occupancy

$5,799 $5,299*


Price per person based on Single Occupancy

$7,499 $6,999*


$199 per person taxes and fees are additional.

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Italy: 1944

Tour Itinerary & Map

Summary Itinerary

Day 1

 

Arrive Rome

 

Arrive in Rome–Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) / Transfer to the Rose Garden Palace Hotel / Independent touring of the Colosseum / Welcome Reception & Dinner

Accommodations: Rose Garden Palace Hotel (R, D)


Day 2

 

Anzio

 

Anzio Beachhead / Anzio Beachhead Museum / Caves of Aprilia / Sicily-Rome American Cemetery

Accommodations: Rose Garden Palace Hotel (B, L)


Day 3

 

Rome

 

Guided tour of Rome / Explore Universal Exposition Rome, site of 1942 World’s Fair / Ardeatine Caves

Accommodations: Rose Garden Palace Hotel (B, D)


Day 4

 

Florence American Cemetery

 

Transfer to Tuscany / Reflect at the Florence American Cemetery / Tablets of the Missing /Evening at leisure

Accommodations: Grand Universe Lucca, Autograph Collection (B, L)


Day 5

 

The Gothic Line

 

Walking tour walled city of Lucca / Independent lunch / Gothic Line fortifications in Borgo a Mazzano / Evening at leisure in Lucca

Accommodations: Grand Universe Lucca, Autograph Collection (B)


Day 6

 

Giogo Pass

 

Gotica Museum in Ponzalla / Reconstructed German fortifications / Monuments to the 91st Infantry Division / German Military Cemetery in Futa Pass

Accommodations: Grand Universe Lucca, Autograph Collection (B, L, D)


Day 7

 

Flights Home from Florence or Pisa

 

After breakfast, transfer to Florence Peretola Airport (FLR) or the Pisa International Airport (PSA) for your independently scheduled flight home

(B)

Program Inclusions

Full-time logistical Tour Manager

  • Expert local battlefield guides
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers(when arriving & departing on scheduled group tour dates)
  • 3-nights in Rome at the Rose Garden Palace Hotel
  • 4-nights in Lucca at Grand Universe Lucca, Autograph Collection
  • Private, first-class, air-conditioned motor coach transportation
  • VIP access to sites not offered on other tours
  • Video oral history presentations from the Museum's collection
  • Included gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, and servers
  • Personal listening devices on all included touring
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 reception, and 3 dinners
  • Beer, wine, and soft drinks with included lunches and dinners
  • Informative map book including useful battlefield maps and archival images to be used throughout your journey
  • Personalized luggage tags and customized name badge

Destination Map

 


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Italy: 1944

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