An introduction to visiting the site dedicated to the memory of the Ardeatine Caves massacre.

The Mausoleum

The Mausoleum is made up of various architectural and artistic contributions which transform the site of the massacre into a memorial monument.

Attilio Ascarelli

As a distinguished forensic doctor, Ascarelli was appointed to supervise the exhumation and the identification of the corpses.

The Tombs

The tombs house the remains of the victims of the massacre. There are 336: an empty tomb is dedicated to all those who died in massacres carried out by Nazi and Fascist forces in Italy.

The Museum of memorabilia

The memorabilia displayed in the museum reconstruct the historical context for what happened on 23-24 March 1944, in wartime Rome under German occupation.