For anyone interested in modern or military history this tour is a 'must'.
Explore the key sites of the fierce fighting that accompanied 'Operation Avalanche', the Allied forces' bid to invade mainland Italy in September 1943.
See the landing beaches of Paestum and Salerno, where the US Comandos came ashore despite strong resistance from the German troops. Learn how the operation failed to achieve tactical surprise and nearly foundered.
Hear how the infantry divisions had to fight their way ashore with the help of naval bombardments and how the entire 2nd Battalion 143rd Infantry of the 36th Division was trapped and virtually destroyed.
See the buildings in Salerno pockmarked from shelling, the remnants of fascist architecture and the tranquil Allied cemetery. And visit the mountain pass of Valico di Chiunzi, the vital gateway across the rocky Sorrento peninsula that the Allies took from the German defenders