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Tenna Valley Freedom Trail, Italy

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - May 22 @ 10:00 am

The Tenna Valley Trail takes place in the Marche region of Italy,054 based on the town of Servigliano.  The town was the site of PG 59, one of two camps in the area.  Following the Italian armistice in September 1943 many Allied POWs were sheltered in homes in villages in the local area.  The trail visits a number of  these villages each year to commemorate the part played by Italians in saving many of our forebears.  If you wish to attend this event, either in part or for the whole period please make sure that you have registered with us at ELMS.  The outline programme for the 2017 trail is as follows, but details of which villages will form the basis of the event are not yet confirmed:

Wednesday 17th May – All participants arrive in Servigliano.  Transport will be provided for those flying to Ancona, but ONLY if you have registered with the organisers!

1800.  Members are requested to meet at the Casa Del Memoria, which is situated opposite the site of the former Camp 59

1900  Trail dinner at the San Marco Hotel

Thursday 18th May -

0830 – All walkers are asked to meet at the entrance to Camp 59 where a wreath will be laid.  The group will then move to the town centre and lay a wreath on the War Memorial.  The group will then walk to the village of Monte San Martino.

1300 – Lunch at Monte San Martino

1700 – Return to Servigliano

Friday 139h May –

0900 – All walkers meet at the entrance to Camp 59

1300 – Lunch TBC

1700 – Return to Servigliano

Saturday 20th May

0900 – All walkers meet at the entrance to Camp 59

1300 – Lunch at TBC

1700 Return to Servigliano

Sunday 21st May

The day will comprise a number of visits to places of historical interest in the context of WW2 and the help provided to Allied POWs.  The coach will leave Servigliano at 0900 and return at approximately 1630.

1900 Evening dinner at the San Marco hotel for all walkers, guests and local people.

Monday 16th May

0730 – The bus for those flying from Ancona will depart.  Please be on time Remainder disperse under their own arrangements.  

We will welcome any contributions in the form of written articles and /or photos which will be posted on the website.



May 17 @ 4:00 pm
May 22 @ 10:00 am


Escape Lines Memorial Society


Tenna Valley Freedom Trail
Servigliano, Italy + Google Map