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.
About The Abbey of Montecassino (Abbazia di Montecassino)
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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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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