Paestum: Route of the Allied Landings Tour

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Paestum: Route of the Allied Landings Tour

From $59.87 per person

Operation "Avalanche" was the largest landing operation ever undertaken at that time in military history. This tour retraces moments of the landing at Paestum.

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Duration 4 hours
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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
  • Tips and personal expenses

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Meeting point

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

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  • This tour runs every day, starting at 10:00 or 16:00, subject to confirmation
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

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Great, informative, friendly tour.

Our guide was well read, passionate, friendly and very patient with our two little children - fortunately it was only us! It was just what we were after, an on the spot explanation of what happened during the landings, plus a great chance to ask an expert many burning questions. One could complete the tour oneself by visiting nearby war cemeteries or museums (or a longer tour), but for those short on time who prefer to hear the story in person and see the terrain for themselves this walking tour is great.

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October 31, 2016

Wonderful Experience

Our tour guides went above and beyond to ensure we got all the history and information. Nice touch with the espresso coffee when we were cold and tired.

May 31, 2019

Very instructive

The guide knows all the details of this history. He is an expecter on this area .

May 25, 2019

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