Frederick Hartt travelled the length and breadth of Tuscany, first following the advance of the Allies, then, with the consolidation of the front on the Apennine line in the autumn and winter of 1944, visiting the warehouses and monuments scattered all over Tuscany.

Traffic Signals – Eighth Army Area, Italy 1944 by Edward Brian Seago (Imperial War Museum on the IWM Non Commercial Licence)

In his diary, he lists the monuments, dividing them into ‘intact’, ‘damaged and restored’ and ‘totally destroyed’.

He then devotes a section to ‘completely destroyed works of art’ and ‘paintings protected by masonry’.

In the map that you can see by following the link, you will find a brief description of these places and the events connected to the preservation of art in the Tuscan area.

Go to the map