Private tour: The Gothic Line in Borgo a Mozzano (Lucca)

Private tour: The Gothic Line in Borgo a Mozzano (Lucca)

During this private 3-hour guided tour of the Gothic Line you will visit the Museum of the Liberation, enjoy a walking tour exploring two of the area's World War 2-era bunkers. Climb, with your guide, aboard your vehicle and visit a third bunker, and walk across the famous Devil's Bridge from where you may enjoy panorama of the river and surrounding hills.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Comune di Borgo a Mozzano, Via Umberto I, 1, 55023 Borgo a Mozzano LU, Italy

Meet your personal specialized guide is in front of the train station in Piazza Marconi (Borgo a Mozzano) in the morning, or afternoon. The first stop is just a few steps away at the small, but evocative museum, Museo della Memoria, which features many World War II documents in relation to Lucca and the construction of the Gothic Line. The museum also contains uniforms and arms of both the Allied and German Armies, a series of objects issued to the troops, an exhaustive number of communiques released by the fascist prefect in regard to curfews, circulation restrictions, black market sales restrictions, photos, and documents of the local Resistance fighters.

Note: Should you not have a car, you may reach Borgo a Mozzano by train.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Campo sportivo Borgo a Mozzano, 55023 Borgo a Mozzano, Province of Lucca, Italy

Next, take a 10-minute walk to the two low-lying bunkers built to defend the antitank wall of the Gothic Line at Borgo a Mozzano. To defend the front, the Germans constructed two large, deep bunkers excavating them in the rock. The soldiers used them as observation posts, ready to defend the antitank wall of the Gothic Line with cannons and machine guns.

To visit a third incredible bunker, you must take your car and drive to the nearby medieval hamlet of Anchiano. The bunker extends for many meters into the hill below the church of the village. To defend the left side of the river and the Gothic Line, the Todt Organization had this extraordinary fortification constructed for cannons, machine guns, and observation posts.


Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ponte della Maddalena (detto Ponte del Diavolo), Strada Statale 12 9, 55023, Borgo a Mozzano Italy

Hop into your car again, and proceed to the legendary Ponte della Maddalena (Bridge of Mary Magdalene), better known as the 'Devil’s Bridge'. It was constructed during the Middle Ages so pilgrims traveling from northern Italy and Europe could cross the river on their way to Rome. This was the only bridge across the Serchio River that the Germans did not destroy during the Second World War, and proved to be a huge strategic error on their part. It is a humpback bridge with asymmetric arches and can be crossed on foot. At its highest point, there is a splendid panorama of the river and surrounding hills.


Duration: 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"A maximum of 20 people per booking"
"Please wear comfortable shoes"
"You must provide your own transportation for this excursion using your own vehicle or a rental. You can reach Borgo a Mozzano also by train from Lucca, Pisa, Florence."
"Near public transportation"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Turislucca’s tours are in compliance with government health and safety protocols for Covid-19."
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"The Gothic Line was not hit badly by the Covid-19 epidemic and currently registers no cases. OurNevertheless, we will enforce social distancing and the use of masks until the end of the pandemic."



Duración: 3 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 4, 55023 Borgo a Mozzano LU, Italy

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Private small-group tour
  • Local, professional guide
  • Multiple stops for photography

No Incluye

  • Museum entrance fees (€5 per adult, children under 18 free)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Comune di Borgo a Mozzano

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