Monte Cassino Polish War Cemetery

Monte Cassino Polish War Cemetery

Monte Cassino Polish War Cemetery
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Alex I-F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
I first visited Cassino and the monastery of Montecassino in September 2016. I returned in September 2018. The monastery, destroyed beyond recognition in WWII was completely rebuilt after the war. It was so greatly venerated by the Roman Catholic Church, being , that no expense was spared. The result of the reconstruction is the monastery restored to its former glory. In 2016 i drove to the summit car park and looked out across southern Italy. There was a temperature inversion so that the land below was covered in cloud and only the highest peaks were visible. The monastery appeared to float on a sea of cloud. Descending the mountain I was struck by the view of the magnificent Polish War Cemetery. I paid it a visit.
Written 31 October 2022
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Iguazu007
Canada15 contributions
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May 2015 • Solo
A visit to Monte Cassino is truly an emotional and gratifying experience.

Allow me to share with you a few travel tips that will help you make this experience less costly and more efficient.

a) Take the train from Roma-Termini Train Station to Cassino.
It is recommended to purchase tickets one or two days in advance because in the mornings, the train station is quite busy.
You can access your tickets using the ticket machines and paying with your credit card.
The cost per person is 8 euros one way. Do not buy a return ticket as you can do that in Cassino and it will allow you more flexibility.
Book the 6:40 a.m. train to get to Cassino at 8:40 a.m.

b) Arriving in Cassino, across from the train station is the bus stop that goes to the Monastery. It leaves at 10:00 a.m.
If you are not sure, ask a local person.
The bus costs 1 euro per person one way. (Taxis cost 25 euros one way).
While you wait for the bus, there are many cafes. Enjoy a pastry and a cappucino.
Should you wish to buy flowers, there is a flower shop on the main street. Ask a local person. Everyone in Cassino is very friendly and if you tell them you are Polish, they are more than happy to help.
A small bouquet of red and white carnations will cost about 10 euros.
Confirm with the bus driver when he returns down to the city. There is a bus that returns at 12:45 p.m. and the next one after that is at 17:00. Unless you plan to spend the afternoon visiting the monastery, do not miss the 12:45 p.m. bus.

c) Once you arrive at the Monastery, there is a 15-20 minute walk down the hill to the Polish Cemetery. Follow the signs, the way is well marked. It will probably take you 25-30 minutes for the walk back because it is uphill. Again, enjoy your time, but make sure you return for the bus back.

d) Upon returning to Cassino, you can then purchase your train ticket back to Rome. Use the ticket machine and pay with your credit card. If you need assistance, there is someone to help at the train station.

You will truly appreciate this experience, as so many have.
Written 25 June 2015
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Shredney
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada26 contributions
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Apr 2015 • Couples
We stopped by this cemetery the same day we visited the Commonwealth cemetery here and it is well worth the drive up Montecassino to the Abbey. Well marked with signs and the drive is one to be taken with care and patience in the switchbacks. The interpretive center here manned by a young Polish woman was incredibly well done and tells a story I didn't know all of. The cemetery itself was beautiful and we walked all the way to the top and the views were fantastic. Well worth a small detour
Written 21 April 2015
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LS-Traveling
Huntsville, AL31 contributions
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Aug 2014 • Family
This location is a must see for any Polish person and for that matter anyone that enjoys the freedoms we have today. This particular cemetery is for the Polish Soldiers alone and is the only one atop the hill just below the Abbey itself. The Poles were the only ones who where able (and crazy enough) to take the hill after all the other allied forces were pushed back. Unfortunately many if not most, paid the ultimate price. My father (who just passed away this past January) fought alongside these brave men and was one of the lucky ones who made it out on a stretcher as opposed to being eternally laid atop the hill. If this hill had not been taken when it was, the entire war would have transpired quite differently.
Written 4 September 2014
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Yvette T
193 contributions
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Jun 2019 • Couples
In the museum, you get to read the bravery of the 2nd Polish Corp Army and their sacrifice for freedom touched me deeply. Honestly, I was not prepared to read what I saw. Soldiers’ sacrifice are not uncommon during WW2 but to fight on another country’s soil tells you a lot of the belief they hold dear to break the German’s defence and head towards Rome and eventually free their motherland. I feel humbled by these fallen soldiers.
Written 10 June 2019
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Oldbags186338
London, UK180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
the sacificies made by the Polish nation whilst their country was occupied can and should never be forgotten. Far from home they took their place on the allied side many never to return
Written 21 May 2015
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Stan S
Hailsham, UK108 contributions
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Apr 2015 • Couples
The Polish soldiers who fought & died here were the remainder of many who had already suffered while Russian prisoners but rallied to form an army to fight for their countries freedom. It is right to pay one's respects to the fallen who did what seemed impossible and earned their rest close to the top of the hill.
The information centre at the entrance is multi lingual and very interesting and if you have the energy take the footpath to the left of the cemetery to the monuments beyond to enjoy the views and imagine the battles which took place over this now peaceful land.
Written 12 April 2015
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Bethany T
Calgary, Canada63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Great to visit the museum to get a bunch of information and context without being too big or overwhelming.
Written 26 October 2019
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malgo
Brussels, Belgium181 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
There are over 1000 graves of Polish soldiers. They lost their lives believing Poland would be a free country. Unfortunatelly they did not know about decisions taken in Yalta. Visit and pray. This is what we can do for them
Written 24 September 2019
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ValerieDeMol
Erpe, Belgium345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Nice little place near the monastery. Not very much to see, it’s a polish cemetery with more than 1000 victims of 1944...
Written 2 April 2019
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