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American Military Cemetery

  • Cemetery

Published 04/23/2016

Fodor's Review

About 8 km (5 miles) south of Florence on the road to Siena is one of two American cemeteries in Italy (the other is in Nettuno). It contains 4,402 bodies of Americans who died in Italy during World War II. Spread across a gently rolling hill, the simple crosses and Stars of David bearing only name, date of death, and state seem to stretch endlessly. At the top of the hill is a place for reflection and large mosaic maps depicting the Allied assault in 1943. The two fronts—called the Gothic Line and the Gustav Line—are vividly rendered. So, too, is the list containing 1,409 names of those missing in action.

Sight Information

Address:

From Florence, take Via Cassia south to Località Scopeti, Florence, Tuscany, 50100, Italy

Phone:

055-2020020

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–5

Published 04/23/2016

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