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The International Museum of the World Wars in Rocchetta a Volturno is one of the main museums related to the recovery of the historical remembrance of world conflicts. In particular, the site features an extensive display of uniforms, weapons, objects, maps and original materials belonged to the soldiers who crossed the Gustav Line
The International Museum of World Wars in Rocchetta Volturno, founded in 2010 on the initiative of a local association, has become one of the main reference points of museology related to world conflicts. Located on the slopes of Monte Marrone, along the route of the Gustav Line, the Museum devotes special attention to the reconstruction of the wartime events that characterised the crossing of central-southern Italy by Allied armies and German troops between 1943 and 1945. The museum's pavilions, organised according to different historical periods and fighting armies, allow full immersion in the tangible, cruel and human history that stretched from the difficult conquest of the positions on the Gustav Line to the liberation of the peninsula.
The exhibition is divided into areas covering a total of 900 square metres, with outdoor hangars housing aircraft, military vehicles and heavy artillery elements as well as a technical room with over 150 original weapons. The facility is completed by a well-stocked library-archive open for study and consultation by enthusiasts and scholars of the historical periods covered by the exhibition halls. The museum has now become the hub of cultural life for the Upper Volturno community with frequent seminars, conferences and presentations. The Migm has also established formal collaborations with academic research facilities as well as with the Historical Archives of the Italian Army General Staff.