Sicily/Rome American Cemetery is located in the little town of Nettuno in Italy. This town is just east from Anzio and about 38 miles (62 kilometres) south of Rome. On this wonderful cemetery 7861 American soldiers are buried who fought for a fascist free Italy. Most of them died during the liberation of Sicily; during the landings in the Salerno area and the in the landings at Anzio Beach and expansion of the beachhead. The cemetery also holds 3095 names on the Walls of the Missing which are engraved in the chapel.

If you ever visit Rome, you should visit the cemetery. It is very easy to reach by train from Rome. The train ride takes about an hour to the train stations of Nettuno and Anzio (combine your cemetery visit with a visit to these 2 towns!). Nettuno is the station you use to get to the cemetery. It is a short walk so you donít have to take a taxi.

In the book and miniseries Band of Brothers the men talk about the death of Henry Guarnere, brother of Bill Guarnere. Henry is buried on this cemetery on Plot A, Row 1, Grave 30. It is one of the many men there, but since he is mentioned in the series and the book people like to visit that grave in particular. And so did we.


The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the Visitor Building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.





Henry Guarnere's grave


Plaque in the Chapel

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