We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A beautiful resting place

We went there to visit the grave of an uncle who had died in the Battle of Ortona. It is... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Maple Ridge, Canada
Definitely a place of remembrance

Visited Ortona during a cruise around Italy and made a special trip to the Canadian War Cemetery... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Read all 131 reviews
All photos (98)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Contrada San Donato, 66028, Ortona, Italy
Improve This Listing
Reviews (131)
Filter reviews
30 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews canadian war cemetery moving experience beautiful resting place buried here uncle men tribute remembrance memory losses impact campaign
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 30 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We went there to visit the grave of an uncle who had died in the Battle of Ortona. It is beautifully kept, with manicured green lawns and gorgeous flowers, which were in bloom when we were there. The smell of the mock orange was heavenly....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Petalindy
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Visited Ortona during a cruise around Italy and made a special trip to the Canadian War Cemetery just outside of town. It was a very moving experience; the rows on rows of well maintained white headstones listing the young men from all across Canada who...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Getaway802889
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The impact visiting this site is mind blowing. The sacrifice that was made in this battle needs to be remembered. We walked the battle route and then physically understood what these soldiers must have experienced.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jackehill
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Very well-kept with lovely flowers. Important place to remember huge Canadian losses in 1943-1944. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank lynncB8762CT
Reviewed 22 October 2017

If you visit the Museo Battaglia de Ortona honoring Canadian soldiers participating and/or killed in this battle, you should follow it up with a visit to this cemetery. As with all military cemeteries around the world, this final resting place is well kept and inviting....More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Claire G
Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you are Ortona, you must vist the Moro Rivier Canadian War Cemetery. Like every Commonwealth cemetery, it is beautifully maintained and a fitting tribute to the 1615 soldiers (mostly Canadian) that are buried here. This is a good place to sit and reflect on...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Shaun P
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I am in my late 60's and was choking back the tears. Lest we forget. My wife met her uncle for the first time.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Mike F
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The Moro River Canadian War Cemetery is a very beautiful immaculately maintained War Cemetery. There is a Cemetery registry and it is not difficult to find the grave location of a particular grave( also check out the Canadian virtual war memorial site). We found our...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank LifeQuester
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Well kept by an Italian gent, who takes great pride in his work. If he is there when you visit, he will open up the church for you which was rebuilt by the Canadians after they flattened it.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank javron53250
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We visited this cemetery with the Grande Prairie Army Cadets tour of Italy with EF Tours. Beautiful place to visit and pay respects to the fallen.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank GGScottH
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 5 nearby hotels
Hotel 4 Strade
41 reviews
1.81 km away
Hotel Ideale Ortona
59 reviews
2.78 km away
Hotel Ristorante Miramare
133 reviews
3.53 km away
La Chiave dei Trabocchi
158 reviews
4.45 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 100 nearby restaurants
Da Mario Trattoria di pesce
348 reviews
2.89 km away
Ristorante dell'Hotel Al vecchio Teatro
312 reviews
2.71 km away
Hosteria la vecchia lanterna
188 reviews
2.81 km away
Doppia Vela
43 reviews
1.62 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 99 nearby attractions
Museo della Battaglia di Ortona
30 reviews
2.60 km away
Trabocco Mucchiola
10 reviews
2.32 km away
Teatro Vittoria
7 reviews
2.63 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Moro River Canadian War Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines