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The Abbey of Montecassino (Abbazia di Montecassino)

Via Montecassino S.N.C, 03043 Cassino, Italy
+39 0776 311529
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Founded by St. Benedict in 529, this abbey has suffered devastation many times but has been magically recreated.
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Via Montecassino S.N.C, 03043 Cassino, Italy
+39 0776 311529
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Reviewed yesterday

A place full of history: about 1.500 years ago the Benedictine Order had been established here and about 70 years ago it took the US forces almost 5 months and 5 severe attacks to overcome German troupes resistance.

Thank Herbert M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The monastery rises high above the tree tops, 520 m altitude covering an area of 200 x 100 m (according English guide booklet), but it sure feels much more extensive. Monolithic facade encloses several buildings (cloisters, Basilica, museum, sacristy eg.) and patios. Glorious frescoes, pictorial...More

Thank vivian L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took the (line 16 Mastrantoni) bus from the bus stop on Bonom/Gargliano opposite the train station. It arrives around 10am and didnt have any sign on front but it is a smaller 12 seater. It drives in past train station entrance first but doesnt...More

Thank prvnipivni
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Abbey with our small tour group. We had a guide named Maria who was excellent. She had much knowledge about the place and was enjoyable to listen to. There were some interesting cellars where folks hid during WWII. This Abbey was bombed...More

Thank Suzy_Florida08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit (it's cool in the summer to which is a bonus!) but stunning views of the area and amazing museum (worth the few euros to enter as it's amazing) and the place itself is lovely. Remember it's a religious place so cover...More

Thank baredd
Reviewed 19 June 2017

A must see, the chapel is incredible, so ornate. And to think it was rebuilt after its senseless destruction in World War 2. The museum is interesting and well worth the 5 Euro charge. We caught the 10am bus from the train station and the...More

Thank JudyGraham
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

My husband is interested in WW2 history and therefore we stayed nearby for a couple of nights to visit the area. We had a hire car so stove up the winding road to the Abbey. It was not at all busy. A few cars in...More

1  Thank Liz T
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The visit was one of the most experienced and interesting visit. There you can see the architecture of the Abbey. You can understand the role this religion institution during the Second World War and the effort made and done by the locals to rebuild the...More

Thank clirimtoci
Reviewed 6 June 2017

This was a destination long planned. The size of the abbey was the first thing I noticed and the hours spent looking and walking around this wonderful place were full of meaning. It is quiet, serene and commanding, with a complex history. This was a...More

Thank lynneaheatley
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We got to the Abbey about 0915 on Sunday, just a few minutes after it opened. We followed the first tourist bus up the hill, found the parking lot deserted (3 Euros for close in parking) and enjoyed a crowd free stroll around the grounds...More

Thank BobbieMac421
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7 July 2017|
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Response from JudyGraham | Reviewed this property |
It's a very long steep walk There are no footpaths and with a windy road and traffic I would not recommend it We didn't see anyone walk up there You could always catch a taxi one way and bus back
27 September 2016|
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Response from news37 | Reviewed this property |
guided tour takes a couple of hours Don't know about time as we were on a group tour so all logistics were taken care of
22 August 2016|
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Response from GW22031 | Reviewed this property |
There are 40 steps to climb to get the Abbey church. I did not see any wheelchair ramp for the Church