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Paestum: Route of the Allied Landings Tour

Product ID: 43292
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Operation "Avalanche" was the largest landing operation ever undertaken at that time in military history. This tour retraces moments of the landing at Paestum.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Follow the route of the World War II landings of Paestum and Salerno
  • Learn about Operation Avalanche
  • See the medieval Paestum Watchtower
  • Visit the Paestum Bunker
  • Enjoy a lunch of typical produce of Campania
  • Go to the landing beaches of the Cilento Coast
Full description
Trace the route of Operation Avalanche, the largest landing operation ever undertaken in military history at the time of World War II. In September 1943, that members of the US 36th Infantry Division began their attack on Salerno to force the Germans into retreat.

The tour retraces the moments of the landing at Paestum. You will go to the landing beaches, where wonderful views of the Gulf of Salerno form a contrast to the horrors of the stories you’ll hear.

Learn about the Campaign Internment Camp, established by Mussolini to intern Jews and foreigners. Hear about the Four Days of Naples uprising, when the Italian Resistance and town folk forced out their German occupiers. Your guide will tell of criminal massacres of civilians by the Nazis, as well as the victims of the bombardments, and the historic Battle of Mignano Montelungo.

Later, you will visit the Tower of Paestum, a medieval watchtower that was once part of an unbroken chain of 111 towers along the Amalfi and Cilento Coast. Enjoy commanding views of the same beaches the Allies landed on, and learn how German snipers used the Tower to fire on them.

During the day, you can break for lunch to try some of Cilento's traditional mozzarella cheese, as well as typical grilled sausages and vegetables. An alternative tourist menu option is available. At the end of your tour, for those that would like a fun break, enjoy a free gift to save money at the Nevada Park amusement park.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Meal
  • Free gift package for the Nevada Amusement Park
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Nevada Park Parco Giochi, Via Nettuno 89, Paestum, 84047 Paestum (SA).

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour runs every day, starting at 10:00 or 16:00, subject to confirmation
• Please wear comfortable shoes
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Nevada Park

Product ID: 43292