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The Abbey of Montecassino (Abbazia di Montecassino)

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Address: Via Montecassino S.N.C, 03043 Cassino, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0776 311529
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09:00 - 16:45
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Hours:
Sun 08:45 - 17:15
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Founded by St. Benedict in 529, this abbey has suffered devastation many...

Founded by St. Benedict in 529, this abbey has suffered devastation many times but has been magically recreated.

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Beautiful, tranquil spot. Scary journey up and down though!

We visited one evening and sadly left it a bit late in the day so only had about an hour in the Abbazia. Crazy, steep winding roads up and around the hill which doubled back on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited one evening and sadly left it a bit late in the day so only had about an hour in the Abbazia. Crazy, steep winding roads up and around the hill which doubled back on themselves at most turns - I was very glad I wasn't the one driving as it was frankly a bit scary. Especially when meeting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Lovely place and is very peaceful and relaxing place to visit. Very windy road to get to but definitely worth it. The road may not be suitable for those who dislike heights but beautiful views and interesting history. With clothing due to rules make sure shoulders and knees are covered.

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Thank Clctra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This place took a lot of time, energy and money to renovate, it is a place on the top of the mountain. Good to go and visit this place.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

An amazing testament to the folly and brutality of war and an amazing example of a restoration. The archive photo's really bring it home. worth visiting the polish cemetery.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I took my grandfather as a special treat as he had been an infantryman during the campaign to liberate italy. He didn't do the war he says, he did Monte Cassino and witnessed the American bombing of the Abbey. He was able to meet a monk who witnessed the bombing and is still there and they had an emotional discussion.... More 

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Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you're old enough, you know the story--the long WWII battle for position. Although almost destroyed, the abbey has been reconstructed and is impressively large. And the view from the hill is impressive. My one gripe: no benches on which a tired geezer could sit down and rest for a few minutes.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The Abbey was razed during the war but has been rebuilt to recreate the original. A beautiful, inspirational site with incredible views and history.

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Salisbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The history of the abbey is well documented, its annihilation in WWII is known to anyone with a passing knowledge of how the war machine advanced up through Italy. However, following the war the place was rebuilt and it is a place of peacful reflection and beauty...perhaps a bit extravagant in places but somewhere well worth visiting...perhaps combining a visit... More 

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Baker Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Visited the abbey as part of a full day tour of Cassino, the Commonwealth War Cemetery (my uncle is buried there) and Montecassino. I was guided by the wonderful Danila Bracaglia and would thoroughly recommend her to anyone contemplating a visit to this amazing place. Her knowledge of the history and events that occurred her is astonishing. She is listed... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Amazing. I went with 2nd NZEF Veterans and they told of the destruction when the Abbey was bombed WWII. I wasn't prepared for the majestic building beautifully rebuilt.

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