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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Via Montecassino S.n.c., 03043 Cassino, Italy
+39 0776 311529
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Reviewed 4 days ago

To realize that the monastery was bombed to rubble and is now reconstructed is a miracle in itself. The interior of the abbey is spectacular. Dont overlook the graves of st. Benedict and st. Scolastica his sister in the crypt. A large gift shop also...More

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place I always wished to visit particularly when studying history many years ago. A beautiful Abbey with amazing architecture and grounds.

Thank Lionel L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting at an altitude of 520m with great views and can only be reach by a winding road no pavement,this oldest monastery in Italy is certainly worth a visit,there is a dress code, if possible get a guide to show you around. Completely destroyed to...More

Thank ling1931
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The views are very lovely here and the site is worth seeing if you are in the area but I would not make a special stay here as part of my itinerary. There was an English tour offered but it was only once a day...More

Thank staceyrich1
Reviewed 5 November 2017

My dad always spoke of this spot so I knew it was the go to place when I visited his birthplace. It is a mecca where religion and history intersect. It commands a majestic view of the Comino Valley. It is a busy tourist spot...More

Thank drregina
Reviewed 28 October 2017

You don't need to be religious to appreciate, the stunning architecture and history of this unique location. The story of its creation and destruction on no less than three occasions is simply facinating. The breathtaking views are some of the best I have seen anywhere...More

Thank Derek J
Reviewed 19 October 2017

When I was 11 I was very fortunate to he on a 2 centre holiday in Rome and Sorrento and I passed Montecassino and I always wanted to return well it too me 35 years to do so and it was so worth it. We...More

Thank daymoLiverpool
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I first say this place from my hotel and had to learn the history. Then I had to visit. It was spectacular. The hilltop sanctuary was the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. The building was rebuilt after World War 2 as...More

Thank Ardis S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We visited this abbey based on a recommendation of a retired tour guide. The chapel has lots of gold leaf everywhere, which is impressive, but lacks the art that you see in other churches in Italy. There are spacious courtyards, and lots of steps, so...More

Thank Bryan B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

A VISIT IS OBLIGATORY IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA. Super reconstruction after WW2. Basilica well maintained.

Thank Osvaldo363
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6 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
21 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