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Monte Cassino Abbey and Word War II Museum Full Day Tour from Sorrento

Price USD$50.79


Monte Cassino Abbey and Word War II Museum Full Day Tour from Sorrento
This excursion combines a visit to the stunning Abbey of Monte Cassino, the nearby war cemetery and the World War II dedicated museum.

Departing by air-conditioned coach from a centrally located meeting point in Sorrento, you will head towards Monte Cassino Abbey, located on the top of a hill with spectacular views over the city of Cassino.

The Abbey, founded in 529 B.C., was looked as a place of holiness, culture and art for which it became renowned on a world-wide level.

It has been destroyed and rebuilt 4 times, and the most recent destruction happened during the battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. Because of it?s strategic position it was occupied by the German forces during WWII and used as a vantage point to attack the allied forces advancing from the south of Italy.

The basilica, which is richly decorated in stucco and mosaics contains the relics of St. Benedict and his sister, St. Scholastica, who survived the bombings.

Upon leaving the Abbey you will head down to visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery. Many of the soldiers who fell during the battle are buried here. This cemetery is beautifully maintained and overlooked by the Abbey.

After free time for lunch there is a visit to the World War II museum (entrance ticket at own expense). The museum offers many different exhibitions commemorating those, of all nationalities, who lost their life in the battle.

Departing from the museum at 3.30pm, the return to Sorrento is scheduled at approximately 5pm.

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This excursion combines a visit to the stunning Abbey of Monte Cassino, the nearby war cemetery and the World War II dedicated museum.