A Tourist in Rome - Fosse Ardeantine
|Location:||Near the Catacombs of San Callisto on the Appian Way, at the intersection of Via di Sette Chiese and Via Adreantina|
|Metro:||Bus #118 from Circo Massimo|
|Time:||about 20 minutes|
|Hours:||Monday - Friday 8:15 AM - 3 PM, Saturday - Sunday 8:15 AM - 4:30 PM|
The Fosse Ardeantine massacre was a mass execution of 335 Italians carried out by German occupation troops during the Second World War on March 24, 1944 as a reprisal for a bomb attack on German forces near the Spanish Steps the day before which killed 32 German soldiers. This site, at the caves where the massacre occurred, was declared a Memorial Cemetary and National Monument. Be careful if you go here; it is not permitted to sit within this site and this Tourist in Rome got in trouble when he did so, resting while trying to read-up on the history of this site and what it represents.