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Live from Frazione Caspoli, Italy

WWII Stories of the First Special Service Force in Italy

1.25 hours
From $19.00
Group size
Up to 40 people

Memorial Day Exclusive: Get insider access to a World War II museum in Italy with a history expert.

Join Gianni, a historian and honorary member of the First Special Service Force Association, for this one-day-only Online Escape. Together, you’ll explore the Museo del Secondo Risorgimento, a World War II history museum outside of Monte Cassino—site of one of the war’s greatest Allied victories. Gianni has a deep connection to the region he’ll be livestreaming from at the base of Monte la Difensa. He’ll transport you back to 1943–1944, when a well-constructed and fortified system of Axis defensive lines stretched across central Italy, from sea to sea, to stop the Allied advance. You’ll hear how the First Special Service Force, known as the Devil's Brigade, fought in battles along the Winter Line as Gianni shares stories and memorabilia. Discover how the bravery and sacrifices of this elite American-Canadian commando unit ultimately led to the Allied liberation of Rome on June 4, 1944. This Memorial Day-only Online Escape will give you the opportunity to reflect on the past and honor those who've lost their lives while serving in the US military.

Shared real-time experiences

Online Escapes are livestreamed, so you’ll use your computer, phone, or tablet to connect with your host and others around the world.

What you'll need to participate

  • An internet connection
  • A device that can stream audio & video

We also recommend bringing

  • An interest in WWII history

Getting ready

How do I participate?

All Online Escapes are virtual experiences, so you’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video. You can use your computer, tablet, or phone—whichever you prefer.

A link to manage your reservation, along with details about how to join, will be included in your confirmation email.

Who else will be joining?

Our Online Escapes are led by hosts from around the world. When you join, you’ll meet your host as well as anyone else who signs up. Each Online Escape has a maximum group size listed. Currently, Online Escapes are led in English and available to anyone in the United States and Canada.

What if I need to cancel?

While we hope you don’t have to, you can cancel your reservation online for a full refund up until 24 hours prior to the start of your Online Escape. You can read our full policy here.

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