During the Second World War, at the end of 1944, the warring armies settled on the Gothic Line, which divided Italy from Rimini, on the Adriatic coast, to Versilia, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. In Garfagnana, for eight long months, the conflict brought death and destruction, even among the civilian population. Here the Black Americans of the 92nd Infantry, the “Buffalo Soldiers” fought against the Italians of the Republic of Salò, flanked by the German troops. Here a civil war was between the republican troops and some partisan groups.
The Museum, set up in the former Don Bosco elementary school in Molazzana by the Garfagnana Gothic Line Committee, collects both war and provision materials from the armies involved. Documents, photographs, maps and testimonies on the conflict in Garfagnana.