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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
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.
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
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
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
This is a beautifully kept cemetery. Every grave stone was in perfect alignment, every blade of grass the perfect height. We met the caretaker, Francesco, and he was very nice to us. He took great pride in his work. It was so calm and peaceful...More