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Sicily-Rome American Cemetery

Overview

The World War II Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial site in Italy covers 77 acres, rising in a gentle slope from a broad pool with an island and cenotaph flanked by groups of Italian cypress trees. Beyond the pool is the immense field of headstones of 7,860 of American military war dead, arranged in gentle arcs on broad green lawns beneath rows of Roman pines. The majority of these individuals died in the liberation of Sicily (July 10 to August 17, 1943); in the landings in the Salerno Area (September 9, 1943) and the heavy fighting northward; in the landings at Anzio Beach and expansion of the beachhead (January 22, 1944 to May 1944); and in air and naval support in the regions. 

A wide central mall leads to the memorial, rich in works of art and architecture, expressing America's remembrance of the dead. It consists of a chapel to the south, a peristyle, and a map room to the north. On the white marble walls of the chapel are engraved the names of 3,095 of the missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. The map room contains a bronze relief map and four fresco maps depicting the military operations in Sicily and Italy. At each end of the memorial are ornamental Italian gardens.

A new, 2,500-square-foot center visitor center opened in May 2014. Through interpretive exhibits that incorporate personal stories, photographs, films, and interactive displays, visitors will gain a better understanding of this critical campaign that contributed to the Allied victory in Europe during World War II.

Dedicated
1956
Location
Italy
Burials
7,860
Missing in Action
3,095
Acres
77.00

Visiting Hours

The cemetery is open to the public daily, except on December 25 and January 1. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, staff members are on duty in the visitor center to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

Contact Us

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
Piazzale Kennedy, 1
00048
Nettuno
Italy
tel Phone: +39 069 88 0284

News and Events

By late spring 1943 the Allies had ejected Axis forces from North Africa and had their sights set on invading the Italian mainland. But to...
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day. While remembrance of America’s war dead took place prior to 1868, it wasn’t until...
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery will have altered hours on Saturday, May 26, 2018 because of the Memorial Day Ceremony. 9 a.m.—1:30 pm...
Secretary William M. Matz traveled to Italy last week, where he visited Florence American Cemetery and Sicily-Rome American Cemetery.

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