Two years ago on a tour around Italy we went by coach tour to various cities,Venice,Verona,Milan etc. The coach consisted of 18 Brits and the rest,about 50 Germans. On the road to Verona the tour guide on the bus asked if there were any objections to the coach stopping off at the largest German war cemetery so the Germans could spend a couple of hours there. All the Brits said no to a man,we didn't book a holiday to visit German war graves. As my old man was chopped up at Dunkirk I really didn't want to go there. We told the courier it would be ok if they dropped us off at a pub/restaurant whatever but she said no. We said no and us and Germans got on like oil and water after that on the holiday. People I've spoken too since[a lot ] said we were wrong and we should have been more tolerant but I'm still sure I didn't want to visit no German cemetery on a holiday. Just as a rider there was one elderly man,smart and distinguished with a leg missing,my wife said â€œIsn't it good when someone can cope with a leg goneâ€ he turned around he was wearing a Deaths Head Skull Badge from the SS Division. My wife can be a prat sometimes. Would you have been kind to the Germans?two hours at a German cemetery meant two hours less in Verona that was paid for. Guess we weren't the new Europeans we are supposed to be.