Welcome to the website of the book A Travel Guide to World War II Sites in Italy: Museums, Monuments, and Battlegrounds (2nd edition, 2016).
During World War II, hundreds of thousands of soldiers were killed or wounded as armies battled from one end of Italy to the other. Thousands of Italian civilians died in the crossfire, massacres, or concentration camps. In memory of these extraordinary losses, numerous museums and monuments have been erected throughout the nation.
The second edition of A Travel Guide to World War II Sites in Italy describes about two hundred memorial sites in their historical context. These sites are grouped into nineteen tours that begin in Sicily and end in Trieste. The tours vary in length and can be done separately.
Described in the book are monuments, museums, detention camps, massacre sites, war cemeteries, and battlegrounds in most regions of Italy. For each location, GPS coordinates are provided. In addition, the guide's appendix has excerpts from the journal of an American officer held captive in Italian POW camps for about a year.
Below are links to the book; click on the "Look Inside" feature to see the detailed table of contents:
Amazon and other vendors still offer used copies of the first edition, published in 2010. It has a red/green cover and does not include southern Italy. Copies of that edition are no longer being printed, although reviews remain on the Amazon site.