Villanova Canadian War Cemetery

has 212 burials.

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This cemetery was established by the 5th Canadian Armoured Division, which succeeded in establishing a bridgehead over the River Lamone here during the night 10-11 December 1944. West of this bridgehead there was heavy fighting when attempts were made to cross the three canals that run from Faenza to the sea. Many of those who died are buried in the cemetery, while others died in the advance to the final line held by the Canadians on the River Senio before they left Italy in February 1945.

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Villanova lies in the Commune of Bagnacavallo in the Province of Ravenna. Take Autostrada A 14, Bologna –Ancona, and branch off to Ravenna. Turn left along the SS16 towards Ferrara and at 7.5 kilometres, at the village of Mezzano, turn left to Villanova, about 4 kilometres.

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