World War II in Rome

Fascism to Liberation - Thrilling walking tour around the important WWII spots in Rome...

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World War 2 - From Fascism to Liberation in Rome Tour Description

At first sight the centre of Rome appears to have few reminders of the events that took place here around the time of the second world war, when the city was the capital of Fascist Italy for twenty years, then a Nazi occupied city for nine months and finally in June 1944 a city liberated by the Allied Forces.

Our half day (3 hour) walking tour of central Rome explains the historical events that took place in many familiar locations of the city and shows how often memorials to the era are to be found hidden in plain sight.

We start our tour at the Piazza Venezia, the centre stage of Fascist Italy where from his famous balcony, Mussolini would speak to thousands of followers in the square below.

We proceed to the Jewish Ghetto to talk about the history of the Jewish community in Rome and the discrimination and persecution suffered, firstly under Fascism and then under the Nazis.

From the Ghetto we move on through Piazza Navona to the Tiber River to talk about the Catholic Church and its position throughout the Fascist period and the war.

We continue on to the Augustus Mausoleum, one of Mussolini's major projects and the place where he planned to be buried. Returning down the Via del Corso to Piazza Venezia we discuss the scenes here in June 1944 as the Nazis fled the city and to scenes of mass jubilation the US Fifth Army entered Rome.


Highlights of this tour include -
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Roman Forum
  • Jewish Ghetto
  • Augustus Mausoleum
  • Via del Corso

Every Monday at 3 pm

3 hours


Where Via Cavour meets Via dei Fori Imperiali



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Highlights of this tour include -
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Roman Forum
  • Jewish Ghetto
  • Augustus Mausoleum
  • Via del Corso

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Our guide Matthew was fantastic!

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Holy Doors Tour - 26th September 2016
Our guide Matthew was fantastic. He went the extra mile to explain and show us everything.
He didn't rush us and gave us ample opportunity to ask questions.
Many thanks to him, Tour of the Holy Doors was our reason to visit Rome and he made it all worthwhile.
We will definitely book with Eternal City tours again and request Matthew to be our Guide.
One in a million. Please let him know we appreciated his company and knowledge and hope to meet him again with Eternal City Tours.
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We did both the Vatican and Coliseum tours. Their guides were very informative, educated and fun! Highly recommend them.
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World War 2 - From Fascism to Liberation in Rome Tour Description

At first sight the centre of Rome appears to have few reminders of the events that took place here around the time of the second world war, when the city was the capital of Fascist Italy for twenty years, then a Nazi occupied city for nine months and finally in June 1944 a city liberated by the Allied Forces.

Our half day (3 hour) walking tour of central Rome explains the historical events that took place in many familiar locations of the city and shows how often memorials to the era are to be found hidden in plain sight.

We start our tour at the Piazza Venezia, the centre stage of Fascist Italy where from his famous balcony, Mussolini would speak to thousands of followers in the square below.

We proceed to the Jewish Ghetto to talk about the history of the Jewish community in Rome and the discrimination and persecution suffered, firstly under Fascism and then under the Nazis.

From the Ghetto we move on through Piazza Navona to the Tiber River to talk about the Catholic Church and its position throughout the Fascist period and the war.

We continue on to the Augustus Mausoleum, one of Mussolini's major projects and the place where he planned to be buried. Returning down the Via del Corso to Piazza Venezia we discuss the scenes here in June 1944 as the Nazis fled the city and to scenes of mass jubilation the US Fifth Army entered Rome.

Highlights of this tour include:
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Roman Forum
  • Jewish Ghetto
  • Augustus Mausoleum
  • Via del Corso

Every Monday at 3 pm

3 hours


Where Via Cavour meets Via dei Fori Imperiali


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