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Via Casilina Nord Km 136, Cassino, Italy
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Interior of the basilica.Interior of the basilica.

Saints Benedict and ScholasticaSaints Benedict and Scholastica

Mike and I on the steps of the AbbeyMike and I on the steps of the Abbey

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day trip topompeii from cassino

by brucetaylor

Going to monte cassino in sept,want to stay there and do a day trip to pompeii.Is there any local tours,guides who can help arrange this.Thank you.

Re: day trip topompeii from cassino


I think no one is here to give but please you put info after your tour

Re: day trip topompeii from cassino

by domenicococozza

I know Cassino quite well. Other than the monastery, there really isn't much there. Due to the intense Allied operations during WW2, most of the old town was
obliterated. The modern town doesn't really have anything to offer tourists.
The bulk of the hotels are used as stopovers by commercial travellers and are mainly situated out of town near the Autostrada.
Cassino is a good distance from Pompeii (a good 1.5 hour drive). It is a university town and (other than the monastery) is not geared up for tourism. Guides to the monastery are two a penny but I am confident in saying you will be hard pressed to find a guide for Pompeii.
That said, when you get to Pompeii, finding a guide will not be difficult.

Re: day trip topompeii from cassino

by mccalpin

The rail connections (assuming that you don't have a car) aren't great, but are might leave Cassino at 07:00, arrive at Napoli Centrale at 09:00, go downstairs to the Circumvesuviana station and take the next train out to Pompeii Scavi (the excavations - the Circumvesuviana drops you off pretty close to the entrance). The Circumvesuviana trains run like every 30 minutes, so you just take the next one, whenever it is.

There are other trains from Cassino to Naples, but they are either really early (zzzzz) or require connections...since you want to get to Pompeii early in the day (hot days are really hot at Pompeii), I think this is the best one.

Getting back, there are direct trains that leave Naples at 17:49, 18:45, and at 20:05, and the trip takes 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the train. So you would have to decide when you need to be at Napoli Centrale, and figure out when you need to leave Pompeii to get there (upwards of an hour or so between the wait for the next train and the ride itself).

As Dominic says, I imagine there will be lots of guides waiting for you at the entrance, if you want to use one of them...


Travel Tips for Cassino

Montecassino Monastery - a working monastery

by windoweb

Today, Montecassino is a working monastery and continues to be a pilgrimage site by virtue of the suriviving relics of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica. It is also a popular tourist destination for its historical importance and its attractive buildings.

lest we forget -god bless them all

by domenicococozza

"in memoria"

Cassino, roughly half way between Rome and Naples, is now a modern college town. The whole town seems to be inhabited by students. Of course, it was not always like this. Above the town, sits the site of the monastery of Monte Cassino where many good men lost their lives, during the last World War. Leaving the town environs and climbing the steep road to the monastery, there are the pristine cemeteries for these brave men.
This is a place for reflection, but the monastery itself still attracts many tourists and it is well worth a visit.

Montecassino, Cassino, South Lazio

by NonnaLou

"The Abbey of Montecassino"

We have now visited the Abbey of Montecassino on several occasions, yet I still find myself in awe of the history and grandeur of the place.

The ancient Monastery of Montecassino was founded by St Benedict in 529 AD and became renowned through the ages and revered as a place of holiness, culture and art.


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"Spectacular Views"

From here there are splendid views of the town of Cassino below and of the surrounding mountains and valleys.


Monte Cassino

by sikorka

"The Polish cemetery on the Italian land"

This place is very important for Polish people and I believe there is no child in Poland who has not learned at school about the Battle of Monte Cassino. Here in 1944 took place the Battle between the Germans and the Allies who wanted to take over the monastery and break the Gustav line in order to go for Rome.
The first Battle started in January with American attack, but after a few months of fights the Polish Corps commanded by General Wladyslaw Anders managed to win over Germans during the forth Battle in May and place the Polish flag on the ruins on the monastery.

Abbey Of Montecassino - History & Beauty

by Mikebb

We were travelling from Naples to Rome on the last day of our coach tour of Italy and our last stop was Cassino to view the Abbey. All I knew about Cassino was the movie of the allies attack on the hill and in fact the Abbey we were going to visit was the German stronghold commanding the valley below.
The road up the very steep hill was very winding with a steep drop over the side, it had been built many centuries ago by the monks so they could bring materials to the hilltop to build their beautiful abbey.

"The Valley Below"

This photo from the abbey reveals the strategic position the abbey holds overlooking the valley below, and with the steep hill restricting easy access the monks would always have advanced knowledge of what was happening around them.There was no natural water supply on the hill top and the monks had to haul up most of their water.

"The Abbey"

The Abbey was completely destroyed during the battles in 1944 but has been superbly rebuilt and blessed by the Pope in 1964. It is well worth the time to visit the Abbey which is a substantial complex of buildings, the church is magnificently decorated. In grounds outside the Abbey is the Polish War Cemetery where a thousand soldiers are buried. Our guide told us of the 4 month struggle to take the Abbey and when near the hilltop the Allies commander gave the Poles the honour of taking the Abbey the next morning. One thousand Polish men were lost.


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