Montecassino Abbey half – day from Rome with lunch

Rome, Italy

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

It is really a delight to visit the Abbey of Montecassino to admire its beautiful architectural splendor and remember its history. The site is a place full of memories where you can still breath the monastic atmosphere and the feeling of the battle that took place during the world war 2. Due to its significant location, this place has always been a target of military attacks throughout history, the most gruesome of all certainly being the Battle of Monte Cassino fought during the Second World War. At the end of your visit you can sample some of local food such as mozzarella, cheeses, porchetta and vegetables: all of that is part of the best Italian gastronomy.

Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Travellers will be picked up at their hotel in center Rome.
For pick up outside Rome, (other villages, airport, etc), we charge for tranfser, according the distance from the city.

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Itinerary
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Abbazia di Montecassino
The Abbey of Montecassino is one of the most known Abbeys in the world. In 529 Saint Benedict chose this mountain to build a monastery that would host him and those monks following him on the way from Subiaco. Paganism was still present here, but he managed to turn the place into a well-structured Christian monastery where everybody could have the dignity they deserved through praying and working. Ora et labora et lege: this is the motto of Saint Bendict's Rule that the monks still follow in their daily routine. Some of them study in the library surrounded by ancient books, or make researches in the archive on breathtaking manuscripts. Some others host people seeking for a moment of inner peace and serenity. And if you are visiting the Abbey you might meet some of them having a walk in the cloisters before they go back to their rooms to pray alone or to gather later for the common prayer. Every day thousands of pilgrims and visitors from all around the world come to this threshold. They silently go through the cloisters and then up the big ramp to the Basilica at Saint Benedict and Scholastica's grave. Then the Crypt is there beneath to be revealed with the astonishing golden mosaics. But it is in the museum where finally visitors can see the magnificent paintings, the wonderful manuscripts and ancient books. They can go through the history of the Abbey from the very beginning till today and grasp why Montecassino Abbey is known as the Lighthouse of Western Civilization.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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