Montecassino Abbey & Anzio War Cemetery day-trip from Rome

Montecassino Abbey & Anzio War Cemetery day-trip from Rome
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$89.41
Duration: 8 hours
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Take a day-trip from Rome to visit a location full of memories: Montecassino, a small town about 80 miles south of Rome, it is the home of the sacred relics and monastery of St. Benedict, the patron saint of Europe and the founder of western monasticism. Discover the world's most glorious Abbey, destroyed during the World War II. Learn the Saint-Beneict's motto: "Ora et Labora", that the monks still follow in their daily routine. Then go explore the impressive War Cemetery, located just north of Anzio, a small seaside resort in the province of Rome.

An english speaking driver will pick you up at your central accomodation in Rome. You  will board an air-conditioned minivan Mercedes, then you make the way to South. You may enjoy a stop for coffee at a nice bar along the A1 Highway. Enjoying the contryside of Lazio region, afetr 1.5 you will arrive at the Montecassino Abbey and feel on your skin the history and the religious atmosphere. You silently will go through the cloisters and then up the big ramp to the Basilica at Saint Benedict and Scholastica's grave, like thousands of pilgrims and visitors from all around the world come to this threshold. Visit the Crypt is there beneath to be revealed with the astonishing golden mosaics, the museum where finally you can see the magnificent paintings, the wonderful manuscripts and ancient books. You will understand why Montecassino Abbey is known as the Lighthouse of Western Civilization. After this unique religious experience, you head on the way to Anzio. You may like having lunch before arriving to next destination which is the War Cemetery of Anzio. The site for this cemetery was selected not long after the landings  at Anzio and the burials here date from the period immediately following the landings. Anzio War Cemetery contains 1,056 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. Afterwards you will go back and be dropped off at your centrally-located accomodation in Rome.

Take a day-trip from Rome to visit a location full of memories: Montecassino, a small town about 80 miles south of Rome, it is the home of the sacred relics and monastery of St. Benedict, the patron saint of Europe and the founder of western monasticism. Discover the world's most glorious Abbey, destroyed during the World War II. Learn the Saint-Beneict's motto: "Ora et Labora", that the monks still follow in their daily routine. Then go explore the impressive War Cemetery, located just north of Anzio, a small seaside resort in the province of Rome.