Amazing views! Visit in conjunction with Montecassino War Cemetry and the Polish cemetary and be thankful.A long way to walk for anyone old or slightly incapacitated. Unfortunately, despite previous arrangements, it suffered a lot and was bombed. The monastery was subsequently rebuilt and reached the apex of its fame in the 11th century under the abbot Desiderius (abbot 1058–1087), who later became Pope Victor III. This modern rebuilding was not the only time Monte Cassino needed to be reconstructed. This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Site of the Roman town of Casinum, it is best known for its historic abbey. The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four battles during World War II fought by the Allies with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome. Site of the Roman town of Casinum, it is best known for its historic abbey. (17 janvier au 19 mai 1944). it is a very historic site that was distroyed in both world wars, andit was rebuilt both times. it is loacted on the very top of mountain; 520 meter above sea level, and about 480 meters above the city of Cassino.you pay for parking and entrance is free. Fortunately, among them were the original plans of the last church to be built on the site - last church, because it has been damaged or destroyed in numerous wars since St Benedict founded in around 529AD.It is peaceful, beautiful and calming to visit, and well worth the struggle to get up there if you don't have a coach.But if you think this is almost impossible, remember the men who fought their way to the summit, most especially the Poles who have their own cemetery near the rebuilt abbey. The Monte Cassino Monastery is located about halfway between Rome and Naples. The Volsci in the area were defeated by the Romans in 312 B.C. It was rebuilt and is a beautiful building well worth a visit, This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. the archtectur is amazing. The number of monks rose to over two hundred, and the library, the manuscripts produced in the scriptorium and the school of manuscript illuminators became famous throughout the West. A must visit only 81 miles southeast of Rome and about an hours drive north from Caserta. The rebuilt Abbey of Monte Cassino. The Abbey of Monte Cassino after it had been rebuilt in the 1950s following the original plans Pope Pius XIImade no public comment about the destruction of the Abbey but his Cardinal Secretary of State, Luigi Maglione, denounced it as "a colossal blunder, a piece of a gross stupidity." For more than 90 years, Monte Cassino has been committed to academic excellence while educating the whole student. Makes you appreciate how the site has changed. I have been to th Abbey many times. Reconstruction and decoration works took more than a decade, and were exclusively financed by the Italian State. Sign the visitor book in the room on the left and see some of the old photos from the war. The president of the Republic Luigi Einaudi also arrived in Montecassino in 1949. Beyond the classroom, Monte Cassino School students develop socially and morally within a supportive community of educators and parents to develop the active skills for life. If war is a waste of lives, the abbey is an example of man's ability to create afresh from the ruins it created.The buildings were destroyed during the Second World War liberation of Europe, and you can still hear whispers about the Brits and the Yanks being responsible.