Turislucca

World War II Tour: The GOTHIC LINE at Borgo a Mozzano

Shore Excursions from the Ports of Livorno/Viareggio/La Spezia

Between 1943 and the summer of 1944, the commanders of the German forces decided to construct a formidable defensive line from the Adriatic Sea to the Tyrrhenian Sea (Rimini – Viareggio, 320 km), as a last stronghold against the invasion of Northern Italy, known as the Gothic Line.

The German Todt Organization was in charge of the construction and, in approximately a year with the labor of thousands of men, imposing fortifications were built. In the MediaValle area of the Serchio River, at Borgo a Mozzano, bunkers, anti-aircraft emplacements, communication trenches, and antitank ditches are still well-preserved. This site (recently opened) is the only one of the entire Gothic Line to have remained intact and therefore, is of substantial historic importance.

Borgo a Mozzano is also known for the “Ponte del Diavolo (The Devil’s Bridge)”, the extraordinary and legendary medieval bridge built in the 11th century that dominates the Serchio River. With our local specialized guide, you will visit some of the bunkers and also walk across the Devil’s Bridge.

Details

  • Available: daily
  • Duration: approximately 6 hours round-trip from and to the port
  • When: at your convenience
  • Departure: from the port

Price

PAYMENT AT THE TIME OF BOOKING

  • Tour cost with a local specialized guide to be met at the port of Livorno/Viareggio: € 250.00
  • Tour cost with a local specialized guide to be met at the port of La Spezia: € 300.00
  • Tour cost with a local specialized guide to be met in Lucca: € 160.00
  • Cost of car with driver, round-trip from the port of Livorno/Viareggio, maximum 3 people: € 320.00
  • Cost of minivan with driver, round-trip from the port of Livorno/Viareggio, maximum 8 people: € 350.00
  • Cost of car with driver, round-trip from the port of La Spezia, maximum 3 people: € 390.00
  • Cost of minivan with driver, round-trip from the port of La Spezia, maximum 8 people: € 430.00
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ON-THE-SPOT PAYMENT

  • Entrance fees: € 10.00 per person

Note

  • This is a walking tour of minimum difficulty, please wear comfortable shoes.