To Visit at Cassino

Cassino, the "South Gate", in addition to beautiful Ciociaria you can easily reach the most interesting tourist destinations of Central and Southern Italy. We are located 150 km from Rome and 70 Km from Naples.

Cassino is subject primarily to religious tourism and memory.
The most popular destinations for tourists who arrive in the City Martyr turn out to be the Abbey, the Historiale and the war cemeteries, places a strong power of attraction for the their symbolic value-sacral.
in particular, the Abbey of Montecassino in the period 1996-2010 has been visited by an average of about 570,000 visitors a year, [19] confirming its position as one of the main places of tourist influx to the Lazio outside of Rome. There are also those who, taking advantage of the geographical location of the city, half way between Rome and Naples and a short distance from the Tyrrhenian Sea and the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise, choose Cassino as a base for their excursions, staying in many hotels or camping in the city.
Overall, however, despite the great potential of Cassino and the territory Cassinate, tourism is still an untapped resource in economic terms.
Cassino, in fact, is the destination for the more than hiking daily flows, which are often not integrated with the local economic system and, therefore, adversely few benefits the city's economy.

Monte Cassino is a rocky hill about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southeast of Rome, Italy, c. 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.< /br> 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 a visit by 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 June 12, 2013, the Territorial Abbot of Monte Cassino was Pietro Vittorelli

The Casinum the Romans placed in the first southern slopes of Monte Cassino and its impressive ruins are located at the first bends of the road to the famous Monastery, not far from the modern town of Cassino.
The remains of the ancient city are part the Archaeological Park of Casinum. Casinum derived from a proto-historic village that was on the Mount, whose inhabitants (perhaps originally Osco-Samnite) decided to move further downstream, on this site, very near to the plain, fertile and rich in water. The Volsci overcame this settlement when they took from'' Abruzzo to occupy the area suitable for the control of transhumance corridors and iron mines of nearby Mount Meta. The Samnites were soon to replace the Volscians, but - unfortunately for them - in the period in which the Romans were advancing towards the South, drawing direttice colonies on the Sacco-Liri. So Casinum soon found himself in the sights of newcomers was finally torn the Samnites at the end of the wars against Pyrrhus (280-275 BC.). At this area ran the Via Latina that led from Rome to Campania - before the construction of the Via Appia - with an internal path to the valley of the Sacco and Liri-Casinum is becoming increasingly important to the early imperial age, a time when it reaches its maximum prosperity . To connect directly with the Via Latina Casinum built a special way, of which today you can admire a beautiful stretch paving.
You can admire the ancient city, in addition to the remains of polygonal walls, the theater (much restored), the Amphitheatre which is the most important monument of this archaeological site and the Mausoleum of Ummidia Quadratilla.
It was the matron Roman Mausoleum holder of that in the first century. AD, built the amphitheater, this property (whose diameters measuring 85 and 69 meters) was used, as usual, to bloody fairs and shows with gladiators. An interesting Archaeological Museum is located at the entrance and houses, as well as inscriptions and marble remains of the city, a series of prehistoric, protohistoric, testimonies and Samnite - of great interest because very rare - finds Necropolis Volscian. Amazingly the bed (decorated ivory) from the Roman Aquinum.
Among other archaeological sites, not far from Cassino, was, at the Casilina - to the north - the remains of the City of Aquinum (see Aquinas) and the City of Fregellae (see Arce) from which you can also reach the Megalithic Walls and Acropolis of Arpino (see Arpino), a little 'further away is the City of Minturnae (see Minto) on the Tyrrhenian coast.

Gaeta (Latin: Caieta) is a city and comune in the province of Latina, in Lazio, central Italy. Set on a promontory stretching towards the Gulf of Gaeta, it is 120 km from Rome and 80 km from Naples.
The town has played a conspicuous part in military history: its fortifications date back to Roman times, and it has several traces of the period, including the 1st-century mausoleum of the Roman general Lucius Munatius Plancus at the top of the Monte Orlando.
Gaeta's fortifications were extended and strengthened in the 15th century, especially throughout the history of the Kingdom of Naples (later the Two Sicilies). Present day Gaeta is a fishing and oil seaport, and a renowned tourist resort. NATO maintains a Naval base of operations at Gaeta.

Historiale of Cassino has been created firstly thanks to the City of Cassino, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the battle of Montecassino, with the participation of the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture and the Ministry of Defence . HISTORIALE was born to honour all victims of all nationalities that lost their life for peace and freedom.

Aquino is a town and comune in the province of Frosinone, in the Lazio region of Italy, 12 km northwest of Cassino
The ancient Aquinum was a municipium in the time of Cicero, and made a colony by the Triumviri. It was crossed by the Via Latina.
Aquinum is thought to be the birthplace of the poet Juvenal, and was that of the emperor Pescennius Niger.
The earliest recorded Catholic Bishop of Aquino was Bishop Giovino in 593AD.
Aquino's patron saint is Saint Constantius of Aquino (San Costanzo).
Saint Thomas Aquinas (otherwise Thomas of Aquino) was born in 1225 in the castle of Roccasecca, 8 kilometres northwards.

The sculpture is by artist Umberto Mastroianni. It was inaugurated in 1987 and located not far from where Rocca Janula, consequently the recovery of the fortress would rise the Peace Park. A Cassino there is also a second generation of the sculpture which is located in Piazza XV February in the city center.
The monument, made ​​of steel, weighing about 100 tons, is composed of tubular elements tangled that, starting from a central core, invade the surrounding space.
it addresses the tragedy of the destruction of Cassino and of its ancient abbey, proposing not the effects of the battle - ruins, fallen or the despair of those who remain - but the cause, which is, after all, the primary nucleus of every modern military conflict: the explosion of a bomb.

The area was contented by the Oscans and the Samnites in the 3rd century BC, and was coloinzed by the Romans during the Third Samnite War. The burgh itself has medieval origins, and was part of the territories of the Abbey of Monte Cassino. The town was the site of a major military engagement in World War II and, thus, the subject of a well-known war-time documentary about that battle, The Battle of San Pietro, directed by John Huston. The modern town is actually a rebuilt version, the older and original town—a few hundred meters away—having been totally destroyed in the war.

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  • Highway A1 Rome-Naples exit CASSINO
  • Freeway Cassino - Avezzano
  • Cassino Center Km 2
  • Cassino Train Station km 2
  • GPS: 41.471705, 13.815327