U.S. Soldiers assigned to HHC, Allied Forces South Battalion in Naples, Italy, visited the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Jan. 24 to honor the fallen on the 80th anniversary of the allied forces landing for World War II’s Battle of Anzio. The ceremony honored service members who fought and died during the battle that lasted until June 4, 1944. Durin...

Dozens of events are planned in the municipality of Nettuno to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Landing of Anzio-Nettuno by the Allies during World War II. Yesterday thousands of students reached the Nettuno Marina harbor for the inauguration of the Armed Forces Village: this is an exhibition area which will present the public with a vast an...

Considered a direct legacy of the ancient city of Anzio, the historic center of Nettuno carries with it centuries of history. The city, which was once a famous spa and resort center for the Roman aristocracy, offers an opportunity to take a dip into history, with remnants of magnificent Roman villas and medieval evidence. Nettuno also offers beauti...

This new interview is particularly dear to me for three reasons. The first is that it tells how even young Italians can be guided to learn about the sacrifice that thousands of American heroes made to liberate Italy. The second is that very often I get suggested interviews that are not exactly in the flow of this column, which explores new and spec...

“It’s all about baseball in Nettuno,” former player Giampaolo Faccendini said in the "City of Baseball" documentary. “I don’t know why, it’s something in the air. In the water.” When you think of Italy, baseball probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. There's pizza, there's pasta, there's wine, there's Rome, there's soccer, there's...

During World War II, the Allied push to rid the Nazis from the peninsula began with the invasion of Sicily in 1943. This was followed with the long, yet successful campaigns of Naples and then finally in 1944 with the beach head landing on Anzio beach. Nearby is the town of Nettuno, only 35 kilometers from Rome. This city would play an important ro...

Two metal detector enthusiasts in Italy discovered a missing identity tag belonging to a World War II-era American soldier on a beach near Rome. The unexpected discovery was made at Santa Severa, a beach located about an hour north of Rome, by local residents Alessandro Marinelli and Daniel Ciofu. The pair had been walking along the beach and began...

The American actor Daniel McVicar visited yesterday the Landing Museum in Anzio and then to the American Cemetery in Nettuno. McVicar will play the role of an American officer in the film "Angelita." Filming will kick off in January next year on the coast of Anzio and Nettuno. In the places and on the beaches that were the scene, 77 years ago, of t...

Captain Scott Bunnay represents the American Embassy in a ceremony at the American Cemetery in Nettuno to commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the allied landings in Anzio, Italy, during World War II. Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Smitham on the 77th Anniversary of the Allied Landing in Anzio, Italy: Today, on January 22, 2021, we commemorat...

Giulio Glorioso is one of the most famous Italian athletes of the 50s and 60s. He was an Italian baseball player born in Udine in the region Friuli Venezia Giulia in 1931 (he died in Rome in 2015), and became a baseball legend in Italy, where this sport so loved in the United States has never been as successful as football, volleyball and basketbal...