NileGuide Expert Says:
This is an absolutely breathtaking cemetery that I would suggest to anyone with the means to get there. It pays tribute to the enormous sacrifice that US forces endured while helping to liberate the Italian peninsula during WW2.
West of Via Cassia
50144 Florence, Italy
Outside the city
tel: +39 55 230 2033 (tourism office)
The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial site
consists of 4,402 graves of soldiers who died during the fights from Rome to the Alps. The memorial has two open courts, joined by the Tablets of the Missing upon which are inscribed 1,409 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. At the south end, stands a chapel that is decorated in marble and mosaic.