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Paying our respect to our parent's generation

Agira is a modest drive from the A19 between Catania and Enna, and Palermo beyond. The Cemetery is... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Waterloo, Ontario
For Robert Lorimer

We were supposed to be with D. Bruce Lorimer, Robert’s older brother, but he passed away in July... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Agira is a modest drive from the A19 between Catania and Enna, and Palermo beyond. The Cemetery is located near the base of the Mountain on which Agira stands, on the east side. It is a most beautiful location, (hard to imagine a better place).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BobbyBoogie
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We were supposed to be with D. Bruce Lorimer, Robert’s older brother, but he passed away in July. Instead six of us, including Bruce’s 2 children went to view the gravesite of an uncle who served in the seaforth Highlsnders and died on August 5th,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

On our visit to Siciliy my adult son and I, as Canadians, made a point of going to the Canadian War Cementary in Agira. It is a beautiful spot overlooking a lake with Mount Etna in the background. In the world of "me" we find...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank David L
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

So many young Canadian men died in Sicily and this cemetery rightly honors them. War is devastating and I hope we learn from it. May we promote peace instead of conflict.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank mugisele
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I have been visiting Sicily with various parties over the years and the biggest wow is regularly reserved for the siting of this cemetery. A Border terrier and a Lab greeted us this last time obviously used to picking up tit bits. Avoid feeding them...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

We found this place by accident after taking a detour off the motorway. We stopped for a coffee in the ancient hill town of Agira ( watch your wing mirrors) and saw the sign. My travelling companion was Canadian so we just had to go...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank NorthWestLulu
Reviewed 11 March 2016

"The Hills of Sicily. Everywhere ruined castles remind us that, for thousands of years, invaders have visited terrible violence on this beautiful land, but, beneath this castle at Agira, is a lonely cemetery, a reminder of a bloody struggle of our time. Towards twilight, the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
4  Thank rdr49
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Should you wish for a memorable break from the motorway drive from Catania to Enna then you would be surprisingly hard not to be moved by a visit to the Canadian Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at Agira. Here lie all the Canadians killed on Sicily...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank CJeremyL
Reviewed 15 October 2014

My wife and I hired a taxi driver,guide,Roberto to take us to the Canadian War Cemetary,near Agira,Enna.It's not that easy to find and we were glad to have Roberto,and his knowledge of the area.He was very good at his job,and sent us pictures of us...More

Date of experience: October 2014
6  Thank John D
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We made a special trip to the cemetery and highly recommend that any Canadians that visit Sicily make it a must see. Almost 500 young Canadian men are buried there so we could have the life we do today. This year was the 70th anniversary...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank CliffordW898
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