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Mausoleo delle Fosse Ardeatine

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Today: 8:15am-3:15pm
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Cost: Free

An Emotional Mausoleum

This mausoleum is a moving dedication to the victims of Rome’s worst WWII atrocity. Buried here, outside the Ardeatine Caves, are 335 Italians shot by the Nazis on March 24th, 1944. Following the massacre, ordered in reprisal for a partisan attack, the Germans used mines to explode sections of the caves and bury the bodies. After the war, the bodies were exhumed, identified, and reburied in a mass grave at the site, which is now marked by a huge concrete slab and sculptures. At the site there is also a tiny museum dedicated to the Italian resistance of the German occupation

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