If you happen to be making the trip from Rome to Naples in Italy, you might consider taking a trip to the spectacular Abbey of Montecassino. The Abbazia di Montecassino, as the abbey is referred to, is perched atop a mountain in the south of Rome. The monastery is at present functional, and is a pilgrimage site that welcomes visitors. Montecassino was ravaged completely in a bombing in the World War II, but has since been reconstructed. The site was famous for being the scene of a bloody battle here close to the end of the World War II.
Montecassino Abbey – History . . .
The Montecassino Abbey was established originally by St Benedict in 529 and is among the most ancient monasteries in Europe. The abbey was constructed on the ruins of fortifications built by Romans near the Temple of Apollo. The monastery was famous in the ancient [...]