Learn what life was like for Sicilians during World War II during this excursion to the Allied Landing Museum, Italy’s largest museum devoted to the war. Your tour begins with an approximately 45-minute scenic drive to this massive museum. The sprawling 32,000-square-foot repository features a detailed account of Catania 70 years ago and Operation Husky, the Allies’ amphibious and airborne offensive that drove the Axis powers out of Sicily. After the city was liberated, a truce between the Italians and the Allied Forces was signed on September 3, 1943. A re-creation of the signing is on display in the museum, as are a number of moving reminders of the war, such as the Memorial Room — dedicated to the heroes of the campaign and a poignant reminder of the cost of freedom. At the conclusion of your tour, you’ll rejoin your motor coach for a brief sightseeing tour of Catania before returning to the pier.