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Mausoleo delle Fosse Ardeatine, Rome

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  • This mausoleum, next to the catacombs of St. Callixtus is a space to remember the atrocities of the war. At this location during the second. War, in 1944, cuvis 335 Italians were executed in retaliation for a resistance bombing Hitler who killed 33 German officers.
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  • This visit was scheduled. We were travelling on foot to the Appia Antica, when, the wrong way, we find it before ... we did not hesitate for a moment and we walked in silence ... because this place deserves only silence ... silence who became even more deafening when we "trampled" the inside until the chasm created by the Germans to hide the massacre ... and then the expanse of graves with engraved names , age and work ... I didn't read them all, I took the first to feel close to your heart ... Place to visit especially for the younger ones, to understand, despite all the problems we face in our country, how lucky we are and to understand and tolerate all those who flee from wars.
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  • For a fortuitous coincidence, I was able to visit within a month the Fosse Ardeatine in Rome and the former concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, two of the most tragic protagonists of the recent history of mankind places, where the horror of the war together with the human folly has peaked. I made the rightful homage to the victims of the Fosse Ardeatine on the occasion of the Liberation Day on April 25, when the victims ' descendants were present on site that accompanied and explained in a truly touching and sad what happened that tragic day of 24 March 1944. The "action" was decided by the Nazi Command of Rome following the attack against German troops in via Rasella, in Rome. And in response, it was decided to kill ben 10 Italians for every German soldier killed in the attack. So in a short time were mopped up plenty of innocent strangers to made primarily from prisons and a large group of people of the Jewish religion; the death toll was even higher than initially thought, 335. The horrific tale of the day it can be learned by visiting the small museum on site. The place for perpetrating the crime was discovered in a quarry on the outskirts of Rome, pozzolana abandoned in what is now the great Appian way area (the catacombs of San Sebastiano and San Callisto are near). Passing the entrance gate, which is also designed as a reminder of the massacre, top left, a group of sculptures represents the "three ages of man", by Francesco Coccia, with three men of different ages tied together (as were the victims of the Nazis). In the large square there is the epitaph in memory of the victims and the list of Italian cities decorated with the gold medal for military valour. You enter the cave and through a series of steps leads to the cave of the massacre. After the massacre, the quarries were blown up by the Nazis with mine, to hide the horrible act performed, and thus were chasms. On the left of the quarries instead buried in the shrine stone tombs 335 victims in all equal, each with its own tragic story to tell. Scrolling the professions, you'll notice that few were the military, instead were represented all of the time, from simple peasant to the lawyer, many freedom fighters against the Nazi oppressor. Among others an entire household with three generations and the priest don Pietro Pappagallo, active figure of the resistance.
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  • Memorial to Italian citizens murdered by Nazi SS during the WWII. Site small but well memorable. Very sad and poignant place to visit.
  • Really nice memorial, I just wish there was more English to understand the history better.
  • Moving memorial! Not very crowded. It's calm place to come think of those who loss their lives during WW2 and pay our respect.
  • A sad part of Italian history
  • I don't claim to be a critic by any means. but I do know pictires. I was highly disappointed with the quality of pictures as well as not being able to click on and zoom into many details I would have loved to experience. if you need someone to capture your history for what it is and should be ... look me up :)

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For easy foot access to most of the city's main historical sites, consider staying in Rome's old town center. The area is conveniently placed for public transport, only a walk away from the city's main railway station. Accommodations here span all hotels sectors, from cheap hostels to luxury brand names. To avoid the steep prices and overcrowding of the town center, explore the hotels in the inner suburbs of Rome. They offer comfortable rooms and excellent food at a fraction of the price charged by the centrally located hotel chains. Another affordable option is the area around Vatican, which boasts a good selection of family-owned B&Bs.
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