Ardeatine Caves Museum

Via Ardeatina, 174
23
Apr

Ardeatine Caves Museum

One of the symbols of the Italian Resistance. You may visit the caves where 335 prisoners were massacred by German Nazi troops.

On March 23rd, 1944, some partisan fighters killed 33 Nazi soldiers and injured 38 others on Via Rasella. The Nazis then decided that for every killed German soldier, 10 Italians would be executed.

335 people were chosen to be executed, including political prisoners, Jews as well as civilians. At the museum entrance there is now a group of three travertine figures as homage to the fallen.

Through a gallery, you then arrive in the old pozzolan cave that leads to the execution site. The Shrine is located here.

A place where history is felt alive even today.