In October, 1944, German soldiers temporarily halted the advance of Allied troops at the Christa Line, a series of strongholds and strategic points placed along the Rubicon River. The museum displays war matériel used by the armies that fought in the hills around Sogliano. The photographic section documents the visit of Benito Mussolini to Sogliano, the arrival of the Allies and the impact of the war. To give a realistic idea of what occurred during Allied air attacks, an air-raid shelter was constructed in a cave of the building’s basement. Of note among the exhibited materials are a mannequin of an infantryman of the British Eighth Army, a mannequin of a soldier of the German Alpine division, the engine from a P40 American airplane, the remains a German Junker plane and a diary from 1944 written by a resident of Sogliano.
From June to September: Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; from October to May: Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For visits and reservations outside of opening hours, please call 329-2097279 at least 3 days prior to the tour.