This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

Monte Cassino

Need a hotel nearby?

Sponsored links

Routes nearby

Places of Interest nearby

Matched content

Hotels nearby

Restaurants nearby

Sponsored links

Location type: Abbey
Location address: Italia, Frosinone, Cassino
Number of texts: 2
5 stars
Made by DromosReference
Made by Dromos | Reference Noah Charney, 2010, Het Lam Gods. 's Werelds meest begeerde meesterwerk.

At the end of World War II, dozens of Allies were killed by snipers from the peak of Monte Cassino. Each ground attack of the Allies failed. Eventually the Allies decided to drop 1400 tons of bombs on the monastery. The abbey founded in 529 by Saint Benedict was completely destroyed. Beautiful wall paintings and numerous works of art were lost. Afterwards it appeared that the Germans were not within the walls of the monastery but positioned around the monastery. The battle of Monte Cassino continued from January 15 to May 18, 1944.

Linked characteristics: Did you know...
Linked themes: Art, War, Architecture
Linked groups: Abbeys, monasteries and cloisters

Classify this POI
Link to route
Add this POI to your routes nearby

Made by | Reference Pinotto992 | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

Monte Cassino (sometimes written Montecassino) is a rocky hill about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southeast of Rome, Italy, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the west of the town of Cassino (the Roman Casinum having been on the hill) and 520 m (1,706.04 ft) altitude. St. Benedict of Nursia established his first monastery, the source of the Benedictine Order, here around 529. It was the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944, where the building was destroyed by Allied bombing and rebuilt after the war. The site has been visited many times by the Popes and other senior clergy, including Pope Benedict XVI in May 2009. The monastery is one of the few remaining territorial abbeys within the Catholic Church. Until his resignation was accepted by Pope Francis on 12 June 2013, the Territorial Abbot of Monte Cassino was Pietro Vittorelli.

Classify this POI
Link to route
Add this POI to your routes nearby

More information


Add comment

Sponsored links