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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Via Montecassino S.N.C, 03043 Cassino, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful high site and views. Also large church which is ornately decorated but accessed via steps. Interesting museum with beautiful works of art and religious treasures including ivory and silver reliquaries, crucifixes, chalices etc.

Thank 141RichardM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been persuaded that the whole monastery had been ruined by bombing, it was amazing to find that the Basilica seemed untouched. It is a true gem and, what is more, entrance is free! Don't forget to visit the Polish cemetery and museum whilst you...More

Thank CJeremyL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopping here was an after thought.. but wow I am glad I did.. first the history of WWII. Then the story of St. Benedict., The church is the best I have ever seen, as it pertains to inlaid marble, what a work of art. Drive...More

1  Thank MikeinMalibu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place. The museum has some intresting items but not many, worth entry. Nearby is the Polish War Memorial and cemetry, a sad reminder of WWII.

Thank ben960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 2 July 2017

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 25 June 2017 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
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MargaretAnne565
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
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richju2
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
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naic982
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
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