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Interesting Museum of Canadian History in Italy

This was a touching and interesting documentation and Italian gratefulness to the Canadian soldiers... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Calgary, Canada
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A must-see museum for Canadians

This museum is a tribute to the Canadian soldiers who fought in Ortona during the second World War... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Claire G
Eastern Canada
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This was a touching and interesting documentation and Italian gratefulness to the Canadian soldiers of WW2. This museum points to the sacrifices and skills of the Canadian troops in one of the toughest battles in Italy. It is worth the visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This museum is a tribute to the Canadian soldiers who fought in Ortona during the second World War. It is filled with pertinent information, artifacts and artwork depicting this sad event in our history. The Canadians did win the battle but at a very hight...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Claire G
Reviewed 22 October 2017

An excellent museum clearly depicting the battle of Ortona, putting it into context of the war in Italy in general, and describing how it unfolded. While the exhibits probably show more from the perspective of the Allied troops, there is also plenty from the side...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Kate H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Ortona was one of the bloodiest battles of the Italian Campaign. This village on the Adriatic had been reduced to rubble. Canadian and German troops engaged in house-to-house fighting. Snipers, booby traps and land mines were a constant threat. Every building was paid for in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Shaun P
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We visited this museum with the Grande Prairie Army Cadets tour of Italy with EF Tours. Excellent displays and lots of Canadian history including our Regiment - the Loyal Edmonton. Interesting to hear about how the staff still keep in contact with the Canadian Regiments....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank GGScottH
Reviewed 18 September 2016

My father fought in the Battle of Ortona and told many stories of it while he was alive, so it was a sobering time for me to realize more of what he had experienced. The museum has many details and pictures of the battle with...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Darryl S
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

A very large museum commemorating one of the most urban battles ever. Well organized, with plenty of artifacts, a good description of events and troop movements and even a little room for prayer for the fallen and their families. A must see while in the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This private museum includes an incredible collection of uniforms, weapons, and accessories of the soldiers fighting in Ortona, as well as mementos and accounts of the battle from civilian residents. Models of the town during and after the battle are very well put together and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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