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Abbey of Montecassino Italy

Europe's WWII Sites Draw Veterans' Families and History Buffs

More than 16 million Americans served in the U.S. military in World War II, but the decades move by quickly. Today, these veterans are now in their 90s and 100s. Many have passed, others aren't travelling anymore. But now another wave of visitors interested in World War II history is arriving on the European continent.…

…Montecassino, essentially, was the battle for Rome in the Italian Campaign. Participating were more than 240,000 Allied forces, 140,000 Axis soldiers, 1,900 tanks and 4,000 airplanes. Sadly, losses totaled 75,000 lives on both sides.

On Day 5 of its escorted “Rome and the Amalfi Coast” tour, Collette stops at that destination’s mountaintop Benedictine monastery, where tour guests learn about the World War II history and explore the monastery’s ornate chapel, courtyards, and museum. Tour prices start at $2,549 on two departure dates in August 2021, but multiple departures continue through 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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