CATANIA 1943: Husky operation

This tour will take visitors through a path on the edge of memory, through places in the city linked to the most important episodes of the Second World War.
A tour that will develop in two moments, a walking tour through some of the most significant places, which are still linked to the memory of the thoughtful bombings of 1943, and the visit of the interesting museum dedicated to the Allied Landing in Sicily. Here it will be possible to follow – through accurate reconstructions and a rich historical documentation, videos and videos of the time – all phases of Operation Husky and Operation Fustian.
The memory of the past becomes a moment of knowledge and education, to build a peaceful future.
* Duration: 3 to 4 hours
* Starts: Catania, Italy
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




This tour will take visitors through a path on the edge of memory, through places in the city linked to the most important episodes of the Second World War.
A tour that will develop in two moments, a walking tour through some of the most significant places, which are still linked to the memory of the thoughtful bombings of 1943, and the visit of the interesting museum dedicated to the Allied Landing in Sicily. Here it will be possible to follow – through accurate reconstructions and a rich historical documentation, videos and videos of the time – all phases of Operation Husky and Operation Fustian.
The memory of the past becomes a moment of knowledge and education, to build a peaceful future.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, Viale Africa Piazzale Rocco Chinnici , Centro Culturale Le Ciminiere, 95129 Catania, Sicily Italy

The visit to the museum dedicated to the Allied Landing in Sicily concludes our tour, allowing you to broaden your gaze to all the allied military operations in Sicily and in particular to the Fustian operation, the battle of Simeto. An accurate historical reconstruction and a rich documentation make this museum one of the most interesting in Catania.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Piazza Duomo, Catania, Sicily Italy

Our tour will start in the heart of the city, Piazza Duomo. Here, among the testimonies of the millennial history of the city, we will be able to dwell on an altar that bears the signs of the bombings and which after the war became a place of prayer for peace.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Museo Diocesano Catania, Via Etnea 8 Piazza Duomo, 95121 Catania, Sicily Italy

Opportunity to admire up close the fercolo that during the great festival dedicated to Sant’Agata carries in procession the relics of the patron saint of the city, heavily damaged by the bombings of April 16, 1943.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Anfiteatro Romano, Piazza Stesicoro Ingresso gratuito, 95124 Catania, Sicily Italy

Monument symbol of Roman Catania, the amphitheater was used during the Second World War as an air raid shelter. In the same square you can still see the remains of the church of Sant’Euplio bombed on April 16, 1943, which has become the symbol and memorial of all the victims of war and persecution.

Duration: 20 minutes