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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. GPS Coordinates: N41 27.918 E12 39.503
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery lies at the north edge of the town of Nettuno, Italy, which is immediately east of Anzio, 38 miles south of Rome. The cemetery can be reached by automobile from Rome along the Via Cristoforo Colombo, which runs into Via Pontina (highway 148). Drive south approximately 37 miles and exit at Campoverde/Nettuno. Turn right to Nettuno, continuing 5 miles to the cemetery. There is hourly train service from Rome to Nettuno, where taxicabs can be hired. There are numerous hotels in Anzio and Nettuno. 7,861 of American military war dead, arranged in gentle arcs on broad green lawns beneath rows of Roman pines. The majority of these men died in the liberation of Sicily (July 10 to August 17, 1943); in the landings in the Salerno Area (September 9, 1943) and the heavy fighting northward; in the landings at Anzio Beach and expansion of the beachhead (January 22, 1944 to May 1944); and in air and naval support in the regions. On the white marble walls of the chapel are engraved the names of the 3,095 missing.

Headstones We took a quick trip (an hour or so) through the cemetery and took photos of the large number of Italian-Americans and some others of interest to us. This is, of course, a fraction of the population of this cemetery and we'll gladly post with credit any photos of the rest of these headstones (heavy overcast days produce the most easily read headstones). There are 7861 graves in this cemetery representing 35% of the burials which were originally made in Sicily and Southern Italy, including 490 unknowns. They came from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A small number also came from Canada, England , Scotland, Ireland, Finland, Sweden and Spain. In 23 instances, two brothers lay side-by-side. It became a permanant cemetery in 1956.

Stanley T. Anello
Elmer J. Bendico
John J. Beno
Nello L. Berrardi
Enthyeme J. Brunelle
Mark Candelaria
Domenico A. Cilli
Dominic A. Di Blasio
Joseph J. Di Blasio
Robert H. Meek
Dante Mongiardo
Pete Nila
Anthony Raccuia
William A. Rosati
Angelo E. Rinaldi
Joshua Russo

Links to other sites about Sicily-Rome American Cemetery include:

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery 2 (Front Gate/Grounds)
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery 3 (Memorial/Maps/Mural)
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery 4 (Mural/Chapel)
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery 5 (Chapel/Visitors Center)
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery 6 (Visitors Center)
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery 7 (Visitors Center)
320th Bomb Group Home Page
American Battle Monuments Commission
Battle for Anzio
Battle for Cassino
Florence American Cemetery
US Cemeteries Overseas
War Cemeteries in Italy by Region
WWII Military Cemeteries

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