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Gothic Line Museum

Museum and itineraries along the remains of the Second World War bunkers

 

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Via della Chiesa, 21, 51024 Pianosinatico PT
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Laltrolato del caposaldo association
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The museum preserves and hands down to the present, the memory of the events that marked out this territory during the Second World War.

The museum stands in the village of Pianosinatico in the Pistoia Mountains, where the Gothic Line once passed. This was a defensive line, built by the Germans to halt the advancement of the Allies and that effectively cut the Italian peninsula in half, from Marina di Massa, on the Tyrrhenian coast to Pesaro on the Adriatic one.

The museum preserves and hands down to the present, the memory of these events that marked out this territory during the Second World War. On exhibition are the relics and mementoes that for years lay buried underground or were kept in the homes of the local people and that now, today, tell us about the history of those terrible times that left the country in ruins.
The exhibition is organized over four rooms – German, American, Italian and Partisan – and they gather together the testimonies of each group, to which the infirmary and the private collection of Roberto Simoncini and Marco Luconi are then added.
Near the museum, a monument recalls and commemorates the victims of the 28th September 1944 massacre, a massacre of civilians carried out as a reprisal for a partisan assault on a German convoy.
Two trekking paths depart from the remains of the bunkers: the first is “yellow” and is about 1.5 km long with a 150 metre difference in altitude, the second, the “red” one, is 8 km long with a 360 metre difference in altitude.

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