The walk

We are a not-for-profit initiative composed of Canadians, Italians and citizens of other nations who wish to remind our countrymen and people from around the world of the price of peace.

Official Opening on July 10th, 2023

Take the path of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division in 1943

The Walk for Remembrance and Peace (WRAP) is a joint initiative of Canadian and Italian citizens whose mission is to commemorate those who died in World War II during the Allied campaign in Sicily. 

The walk path and legs

By coming together to walk this path in reflection and peace, participants remind and educate fellow citizens and future generations about the price of peace and the need for vigilance in protecting this peace against tyranny and future threats. 

The WRAP is a fully marked trail, complete with educational plaques and a website, that is intended to attract military tourism, including students from Canada and around the world. 

The 325-kilometer path follows the route of the 1st Canadian Infantry Division, whose members fought their way from the landing beaches at Pachino all the way to Adrano on the slopes of Mount Etna in the summer of 1943.

Participants may walk all or any number of the battlefields and through the towns of the Province of Enna, Sicily as they learn about the violent history of the summer of 1943 and the very difficult and imperfect reconstruction of Sicilian society by the efforts of Sicilians and the Allied Military Government of Occupied Territories (AMGOT) in Sicily.

The path will be formally open to the public, with its history book and guidebook available online on July 10th, 2023.

For more information about the book

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The WRAP: follows the route of 1st Canadian Infantry Division in 1943

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Walk with us with the Guidebook

The trilingual (IT-EN-FR) Guidebook will be available in e-book and PDF versions for free download. There will also be a moderately priced hard copy version available for purchase at Operation Husky Network locations.

Each leg of the journey is between 10 and 20 km, over mountain trails, country paths, and paved roads, for a total journey of 325 km.

 

Each leg of the journey will be illustrated by a full colour, marked route map.

 

The route map will be supplemented by detailed directions of each sub-leg. There will also be downloadable gpx files for GPS devices.

AGIRA - REGALBUTO km 19,640

Legs in the journey

  1. Landing to Pachino 
  2. Pachino to Ispica 
  3. Ispica to Modica 
  4. Modica to Ragusa 
  5. Ragusa to Giarratana 
  6. Giarantana to Vizzini 
  7. Vizzini to Grammichele 
  8. Grammichele to Caltagirone 
  9. Caltagirone to San Michele di Ganzeria 
  10. San Michele di Ganzeria to Piazza Armerina 
  11. Piazza Armerina to Valguarnera Caropepe 
  12. Valguarnera to Enna 
  13. Valguarnera to Leonforte 
  14. Leonforte to Assoro 
  15. Assoro to Nissoria 
  16. Nissoria to Agira 
  17. Agira to Regalbuto 
  18. Regalbuto to Catenanuova 
  19. Catenanuova to Centuripe 
  20. Centuripe to Adrano

Short history for each leg of the journey

There will also be a short description of the military actions for each of the legs. This can be supplemented by the much more detailed information that will be available in the commemorative history book.

Signs to indicate legs

Signs on the routes help to guide the walk through the whole journey.

History pannel for each leg of the journey

There will also be a short description of the military actions for each of the legs. This can be supplemented by the much more detailed information that will be available in the commemorative history book.