This guide, prepared by the US Morale Services Section, was intended for Allied soldiers arriving in Rome from June 1944. Most were first time visitors and the guide suggests itineraries.

This article will follow the first tour: “Ancient Rome, Circuit of the Four Avenues.”

The soldiers were provided with a detailed map of Rome and the guide gives map references for the streets and monuments.

Since then, some street names have changed but the layout has not and it remains an easy and picturesque route to follow.