Every autumn the Monte San Martino Trust holds an annual Fontanellato lunch, with a guest speaker, at the Royal Overseas League in London. Together with the WW2 Escape Lines Memorial Society, in May it co-hosts an annual Freedom Trail in the Tenna Valley in Italy’s le Marche region, holding ceremonies in villages which hid escaping PoWs. A 75th anniversary celebration of the escape of 600 PoWs from PG49 Fontanellato will take place in the town in September 2018. The Trust also collaborates with the Istituto Storico in Emilia-Romagna, which holds a course on wartime studies in return for bursaries.



Freedom trails