The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial site in Italy covers 70 acres. The wooded hills that frame its western perimeter rise several hundred feet. Between the two entrance buildings, a bridge leads to the burial area where the headstones of 4,392 of our military dead are arrayed in symmetrical curved rows upon the hillside. They represent 39 percent of the U.S. Fifth Army burials originally made between Rome and the Alps. Most died in the fighting that occurred after the capture of Rome in June 1944. Included among them are casualties of the heavy fighting in the Apennines Mountains shortly before the war's end. On May 2, 1945 the enemy troops in northern Italy surrendered.

Above the graves, on the topmost of three broad terraces, stands the memorial marked by a tall pylon surmounted by a large sculptured figure. The memorial has two open atria, or courts, joined by the Tablets of the Missing upon which are inscribed 1,409 names. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. The atrium at the south end of the Tablets of the Missing serves as a forecourt to the chapel, which is decorated with marble and mosaic. The north atrium contains the marble operations maps recording the achievements of the American armed forces in this region.


Vintage poster of Florence American Cemetery
A vintage poster was created by French artist DOZ for all ABMC cemeteries and five monuments and memorials to mark ABMC’s centennial. At this time, we are not offering printed versions of the posters, but the high-resolution printing file for each poster is available here for personal use. Please note that the posters are copyrighted and may not be reproduced for commercial purposes. Please contact ABMC Public Affairs at publicaffairs@abmc.gov with any questions.
Location: Italy
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Cemetery Information

Visiting Hours

The cemetery is open daily to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except December 25 and January 1. It is open on host country holidays. When the cemetery is open to the public, a staff member is on duty in the visitor building to answer questions and escort relatives to grave and memorial sites.

Contact Us

Florence American Cemetery
Via Cassia S.N.
50023 Tavarnuzze (Firenze)


GPS Coordinates: 43° 41' 31" N , 11° 12' 33" E

Florence American Cemetery is located on the west side of Via Cassia, south of Florence.

Travel by Car
Florence American Cemetery is located on the West side of Via Cassia, about 7.5 miles south of Florence. The A-1 Autostrada passes near the cemetery. Take the Firenze-Impruneta exit from the A-1 Autostrada and drive approximately two miles southbound to the cemetery.

Travel via Train
Train service to Florence is available from most major cities in Italy. Some international trains travel to Florence. Additional transportation is required from the main train station (Santa Maria Novella) to get to the cemetery.

Travel via Airplane
Florence Airport   12.5 miles away
Rome Airport        175 miles away
Milan Airport        222.5 miles away

Travel via Public Transportation

The “Autolinee Toscane” bus service with stops, throughout Florence, including near the Florence Santa Maria Novella train station - provides frequent bus service to the cemetery along Via Cassia.

For the current bus line schedule, visit the website: www.at-bus.it/it/strumenti/trip-planner

In the trip planner, you have the option to choose English on the top right corner of the web page. Then you will input the required information. You can modify the date and time for your personal preference.
Please note that the arrival information has to be input into Autolinee Toscane as follows:
Destinazione (Arrival): Cimitero Militare Statunitense di Firenze/Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Impruneta
From Central Florence, including from the train station, you will have to transfer buses. Once you transfer to the 365A, 368A or 370A bus, it is important that you inform the driver that you want to stop at the American Cemetery, “Cimitero degli Americani”.

If further assistance is required during your travel for bus information and bus schedules, please contact the cemetery at +39 055 202 0020.

Travel by Taxi

Taxi service is available at the main train station.

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During Memorial Day weekend ABMC sites will pay tribute to the more than 218,000 individuals commemorated at these overseas cemeteries.

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