A day trip to Anzio (fig. 1), south of Rome, led me to discover the wonderful but sad story of “Angelita da Anzio,” a young local child who became a legend over the years. In fact, a song popularized in the 60’s was titled after her.
It all took place on the night of the Allied WWII landing on the beaches of Anzio (fig. 2) and Nettuno on January 22, 1944.