My name is Danila, I am an historian and fully licensed battlefield guide specializing in Monte Cassino, Anzio, Salerno and Rome. In the last 15 years I have been leading battlefield tours, every day, of Monte Cassino and the Gustav line following the footsteps of the Allied forces in the Italian campaign 1943-1945. My background is a Masters in History followed by WW2 studies focused on the Italian Campaign. Monte Cassino battlefield tours are led exclusively by myself, only in English language, that's my field of expertise. NUMBER ONE ON TRIP ADVISOR, with over 336 EXCELLENT REVIEWS, FIRST WW2 guide in Cassino area for battlefield tours in english, very glad to put my experience at your disposal to follow the route of your relative or specific unit. BOOK one of my tours and you will be on for a memorable experience. Since 2005, I have been certified by the National Tourism Board to work as professional guide. I have been selected by the Academy of West Point to lead battlefield tours in the Cassino area and have also arranged tours for other relevant Military Organizations including NATO. I am an Historical Consultant for the BBC and member of the Italy Star Association. Among my clients I am proud to have been selected by the WW2 MUSEUM OF NEW ORLEANS: I have conducted tours for the Senior Historian Prof. Robert Citino and the WW2 writer Alex Kershaw. I have organized several memorial tours for veterans and their families.

If you are interested in following a particular unit, battle or family footsteps, please, contact me. I will be pleased to do research to find out more about your relative's unit


  • Tracing the 1943-1944 route of a particular unit
  • Follow the footsteps of specific units from the landing in Salerno (September 1943) to the Liberation of Rome (June 1944)
  • Expert WW2 Historian specializing in the Italian campaign: Salerno, Paestum, Caserta, Monte Cassino, Liri Valley, Ortona, Anzio, Nettuno, Aprilia and Rome
  • Arranging access to places not open to the public
  • Researching and acquiring more details about a specific battle or action
  • Mercedes van exclusively used for our WW2 Tours equipped with a large monitor to watch footage, pictures then and now while en route to the various sites, wi-fi, A/C

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