The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial site in Italy covers 70 acres. The wooded hills that frame its western perimeter rise several hundred feet. Between the two entrance buildings, a bridge leads to the burial area where the headstones of 4,392 of our military dead are arrayed in symmetrical curved rows upon the hillside. They represent 39 percent of the U.S. Fifth Army burials originally made between Rome and the Alps. Most died in the fighting that occurred after the capture of Rome in June 1944. Included among them are casualties of the heavy fighting in the Apennines Mountains shortly before the war's end. On May 2, 1945 the enemy troops in northern Italy surrendered.
Above the graves, on the topmost of three broad terraces, stands the memorial marked by a tall pylon surmounted by a large sculptured figure. The memorial has two open atria, or courts, joined by the Tablets of the Missing upon which are inscribed 1,409 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. The atrium at the south end of the Tablets of the Missing serves as a forecourt to the chapel, which is decorated with marble and mosaic. The north atrium contains the marble operations maps recording the achievements of the American armed forces in this region.
Florence American Cemetery
Via Cassia S.N.
50023 Tavarnuzze (Firenze)
Florence American Cemetery is located on the west side of Via Cassia, south of Florence.
Travel by Car
Florence American Cemetery is located on the West side of Via Cassia, about 7.5 miles south of Florence. The A-1 Autostrada passes near the cemetery. Take the Firenze-Impruneta exit from the A-1 Autostrada and drive approximately two miles southbound to the cemetery.
Travel via Train
Train service to Florence is available from most major cities in Italy. Some international trains travel to Florence. Additional transportation is required from the main train station (Santa Maria Novella) to get to the cemetery.
Travel via Airplane
Florence Airport 12.5 miles away
Rome Airport 175 miles away
Milan Airport 222.5 miles away
Travel via Public Transportation
The “Autolinee Toscane” bus terminal, located in Via Santa Caterina da Siena, 17, Florence - a few minutes walking distance from the main train station Firenze Santa Maria Novella - provides frequent bus service to the cemetery along Via Cassia. There is a bus stop located just outside the cemetery gate.
The bus lines are the 365 A, 368 A and 370 A.
For the current bus line schedule you can visit the website: www.at-bus.it/it/strumenti/trip-planner
Then you would have to input the required information. You can modify the date and time for your personal preference.
Please note that the departure and arrival information has to be input as follows:
Partenza (Departure): Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Piazza della Stazione, Firenze, FI, Italia
Destinazione (Arrival): Florence American Cemetery, Via Cassia, Tavarnuzze, FI, Italia
For your information bus stops are not mandatory so it is important that you inform the driver before your stop.
If further assistance is required during your travel for bus information and bus schedules, please contact the cemetery at +39 055 202 0020.
Travel by Taxi
Taxi service is available at the main train station.
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