Italy / Themed route

The landing at Salerno

24.58 km

Hiking path


The Allied landing at Salerno on 9 September 1943 coincided with the proclamation of the armistice of the Kingdom of Italy and marked the beginning of the liberation campaign of the Italian mainland.

The Allied invasion of the Italian peninsula started on 3 September 1943 with minor landings in the toe of Italy, with the intention to divert the Germans from the main invasion area near Salerno. On 9 September, one day after the Italians had signed the armistice, the Allied main force landed at Salerno (Operation Avalanche).

Discover a beautiful 26 km trail that will bring you from a bunker to a museum, an historical landing beach and a War Cemetery.