The allied landings in Sicily during World War II, internally codenamed “Operation Husky”, took place along the southern shores of the island between the 9th and the 10th of July 1943. The aim was to form a front in Europe, occupy Fascist Italy, and then concentrate the forces against Nazi Germany.
Along the Route SS 115, from Vittoria to Agrigento, it’s still possible to go back over the main events of that invasion and to visit some of the casemates and bunkers built by the Italian army to repel any invasion from the sea. While the casemates were just armored emplacements for cannons and machine guns, the bunkers were a building complex which, sometimes underground, could include one or more casemates.
From the Ponte Dirillo to the site of Castelluccio in Gela, from Butera to Desusino, surrounded by a hilly landscape which approaches the Mediterranean Sea through soft sand dunes, our private guided tour will allow you to visit those sites which made this far corner of Sicily the scene of one of the most significant episodes of WWII. It will be also a way to commemorate and salute those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.