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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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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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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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Driving from Gargano Peninsula, we drove through Cassino to stop at Montecassino. The drive is definitely windy to get up to the top, but the views are amazing and the abbey is awe-inspiring. You can visit the abbey for free, but we went ahead and booked an English tour for our family of 5. Cost is €45 for 1 -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monastery is beautiful and we'll worth a visit. Such history surrounds this monastery that there is plenty to see. You can walk to the Polish cemetery which is definitely worth the walk. There is a visitors centre at the Polish cemetery with a wonderful display and exhibition of the battle of Monte Cassino. A local bus runs up and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see it from the autoroute resting on top of a mountain (although not the highest in that area) and the drive up to the Abbey is a bit challenging with all the twists and turns. There is a small fee for parking (and you can use the washrooms if needed before or after the visit). Then you start... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

What a wonder, I have been to this Abbey a few times and it is a must at any time of year. History on a mountain tip. It is huge and high. The produce is wonderful and I am so happy that it helps the priests and that they continue to make these great things.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a really great place to visit, and fortunately they do offer tours in English. It is not far off the main autostrada. I recommend you make on line reservation before you show up, though it appeared some folks just walked in. For a tour in English you will want to let them know in advance, as it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My father and I visited Cassino to retrace my grandfathers footsteps in WWII. As we were on a tight schedule and after having spent a few hours walking round the area we were unsure whether our time would stretch to take in the Abbey. We were very pleased it! What a wonderful place and perfect reconstruction of the original. Some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I can't recommend visiting Montecassino enough. Free to enter the abbey after paying €3 to park, the museum however is a small extra fee, please please don't miss visiting it. It is beautifully curated and well cared for. The items on display are amazing, you also get to enjoy some beautiful courtyards that you wouldn't get to see otherwise. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Interesting drive up to the top. The most staggering aspect to me was how something so big could have been built from rubble in such a short time (5years?). Worth going just to appreciate that.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This abbey is peaceful and beautiful, holding so much of the best and worst of people entwined in its history. The guidebooks (€3) are worth the purchase, and you will password hours easily here taking everything in - the views, the peace, the beauty of the chapel, the history, the sculpture and the extra exhibitions should you choose. I would... More 

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