Cassino Travel Guide

  • Cassino
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Cassino
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Cassino
    by jorgejuansanchez

Cassino Things to Do

  • Montecassino Monastery

    St. Benedict's mortal remains, and those of his sister Scolastica, rest beneath the High Altar.The MONTECASSINO Monastery, was originally founded by St. Benedict about 529 of the Christian Era on the remnants of a preexisting Roman fortification of the municipium Casinum.

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  • Visit The Abbey of Montecassino

    The Abbey shuts at lunchtime.We have been caught out before. The opening hours are:08.30 to 12.30and 15.30 to 17.00 or 18.00.We have visited the Abbey during the Winter Months and found that the Museum was closed during this period, although it is open on Sundays.The advantage is that at this time of year there are no hoards of crowds and you can...

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  • remember them

    The battles for Monte Cassino started in 1944. The Germans held the Gustav Line which was effectively 3 valleys. The assault on Monte Cassino cost the lives of 54000 allies and 20000 germans. Eventually, a patrol of Free Poles from the 12th Podolian Uhlans entered what was left of the monastery after blanket bombing by the US Airforce.There are...

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  • Tranquility

    A visit to the Benedictine Monastery of Monte Cassino is the reason for driving to Cassino. Set on a hilltop above the town, the re-built abbey has stunning architecture and a wonderful museum. This is a place for reflection.

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  • The Abbey of Monte Cassino

    The Abbey of Monte Cassino was founded by St. Benedict around 529 A.D. It was damaged many times, the last time during the II world war in 1944 when it was the place of the battle. It happened that the monastery was on the Gustav line.After 1945 the reconstruction works started and in 1964 the Pope Paolo VI made the Basilica the Abbey.It is really...

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  • The Polish Cemetery

    The cemetery was built by Polish soldiers whose friends died during the battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. There are over 1000 graves, in the center of the cemetery there is a grave of general Wladyslaw Anders who died in 1970 and asked to be placed together with his soldiers.

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  • Statutes In Abbey Garden

    The gardens offer relief to the somewhat stark stone buildings and as you wander through them you come across a variety and size of ornaments and statutes.

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  • Doves In Abbey Gardens

    As you walk around the Abbey you will enter some sheltered gardens, well kept lawn with fountains, small trees and flowers. A family of white doves have made these gardens their home and they look beautiful against the lush background of the garden.

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  • Passage To Monks Quarters

    The Abbey is large and there would have been a large number of monks in full time residence, the hills surrounding the Abbey still retain the terraces which extend for hundreds of metres down the hill, it would have been hard times being a monk during the middle ages.

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  • Vineyard Outside The Abbey Walls

    Looking over the courtyard to the valley below you will see where the monks established a vineyard just ourtside the Abbey wall. Can you imagine how many bottles of wine have been produced over the last 1000 years?

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  • Abbey Courtyard

    The huge courtyard can sometimes be crowded depending upon how many tour buses have arrived. Standing in the middle lets you get a feeling for the size of the Abbey and as you look over the side of the courtyard you observe the sheer drop to the valley and town below. It is now you realise the work the monks did over 1000 years ago to estabilish...

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  • The Church

    The Church was rebuilt after World War II and looks magnificent, the decorations are superb. It is worth allocating at least 15 minutes to walk through and enjoy this church, some people most likely could spend an hour or more.

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Cassino Hotels

See all 5 Hotels in Cassino
  • Hotel La Pace

    VIA ABRUZZI 16, Cassino, LA 03043

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Al Boschetto

    Km 0,900 Superhighway, Cassino, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Rocca

    Via Sferracavalli 105, Cassino, 03043, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Cassino Transportation

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    by sikorka Updated Aug 28, 2006

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    The best way to get to Monte Cassino is to do it by car. From Rome take highway A1 towards Napoli and after about 100km you will see exit Cassino. It takes about 1.5 hour if there is no traffic. Avoid to take a highway late in the evening on Sundays and Saturdays (around 6-8pm) because Romans are coming back form weekend trips at this time and there can be a traffic.

    For detaild map how to get there form any place in Italy see www.tuttocitta.it

    On the road

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Cassino Tourist Traps

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    by sikorka Written Aug 28, 2006

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    It's good to remember that the monastery is open form 8.30am till 12.30pm and later in the evening it reopens from 3.30 pm till 6.30 pm
    When I got there with my friends we did not have luck and the monastery was closed, but during these 2 hours we went to see the Polish cemetery.

    As long as this is a monastery remember to wear proper clothes, mini skirts and shorts are not allowed. Girls need to cover their shoulders.

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    by windoweb Written Nov 20, 2010

    Favorite thing: 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.

    Interior of the basilica.
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    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture
    • Wine Tasting

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