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Avalanche and K-Ration Diet: Full-Day Tour from Paestum

Paestum, Italy
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8 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 4 more
Explore some of Italy's World War II history with this 8-hour tour from Paestum. Learn about Operation Avalanche, the Allied invasion on the coast of Salerno in 1943. Hear about Ancel Keys, the American scientist who invented the K-Ration.

Highlights

  • 8-hour World War II history tour from Paestum
  • Visit Operation Avalanche beaches near Salerno
  • Explore the Museum of the Mediterranean Diet and Museum of the Sea of Pioppi
  • Learn about the inventor of the K-Ration, Ancel Keys

What To Expect

Make your way to Nevada Park in Paestum to meet your guide and embark on this trip through World War II history.

Start with a visit to the Museum of the Mediterranean Diet, to learn about the dietary history
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Make your way to Nevada Park in Paestum to meet your guide and embark on this trip through World War II history.

Start with a visit to the Museum of the Mediterranean Diet, to learn about the dietary history of Cilento, and the Museum of the Sea of Pioppi. The small town of Pioppi is not far from Salerno, and has for four decades been home to American
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Make your way to Nevada Park in Paestum to meet your guide and embark on this trip through World War II history.

Start with a visit to the Museum of the Mediterranean Diet, to learn about the dietary history of Cilento, and the Museum of the Sea of Pioppi. The small town of Pioppi is not far from Salerno, and has for four decades been home to American physiologist Ancel Keys, the 'father of the Mediterranean Diet.'

During World War II, Keys studied the Mediterranean Diet and invented what became known as the K-Ration for the military troops. The Allies had noticed differences in their health when they arrived in Italy and began eating primarily beans and vegetables, and Keys developed the K-Ration as a result.

Stop in Paestum for lunch to sample some locally-made mozzarella along with sausage and grilled vegetables. You may also choose a 2-course tourist menu at another restaurant.

Visit the Tower of the Sea to hear about the Allied Landing on the coast of Salerno in 1943, known as Operation Avalanche. Together with the landing on the coast of Normandy in France, Operation Avalanche was one of the largest operations of the war – some 200,000 soldiers arrived in Salerno during the operation. See the exact landing beaches and the monument to the 36the Texas Division.

Stop at the Tower of Paestum, which is one of 111 towers along the Italian coast that are connected to one another. Find other similar towers along the Amalfi Coast.

Depart at the conclusion of the tour with a gift package to the Nevada Amusement Park valued at €10.

What's Included

Paestum/Pioppi transfer
Private multilingual guided tour
1 Meal
Free package of Nevada Amusement Park
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Parco giochi Nevada Park, Via Nettuno, 89, 84047 Paestum SA, Italy

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Product code: 18362P6

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