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Montecassino Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in Lazio, in the province of Frosinone, in the municipality of Cassino.
Founded in 529 by St. Benedict of Nursia at an ancient tower and a temple dedicated to Apollo, located at 519 metres above sea level, has suffered throughout its history an alternate story of destruction, looting, earthquakes and subsequent reconstructions.
In 577, during the invasion of the Lombards, the monastery was destroyed for the first time and the community of monks, with the remains of the holy founder, had to seek shelter in Rome. Then, the monks found 643 hospitality b
The State Library of Montecassino National Monument was established as a public institution in 1866. However the origins of the collections date back to the first half of the century, when Benedict of Nursia at Monte Cassino he gathered the first community of monks. Most of the manuscripts preserved in the library were esemplati in the same scriptorium of the Abbey and therefore constitute a rare example of organic development of a library collection. The collection of printed ancient is the result of a targeted campaign expansion pursued by heritage cassinesi monks in XVII-XVIII centuries. Ev
The archaeological area of ancient Casinum, sita the first kilometer of the Road to Montecassino, includes some notable monuments of the Roman city, partly lying within the walls and in part immediately downstream of them. There are remains of the ancient roadway, in particular a road paved in stone paving, limestone to identify with the urban stretch of the via Latina, prolonged until Casinum during the acquisition of the city of Rome domains, as well as the door bell, so identified in an inscription on the restorations 57 a.d. Of great interest is the Amphitheater, built for shows in part on
The monastery of Montecassino, founded by Saint Benedict in 529 on the site of the acropolis of an antique settlement of which traces of the “Cyclopean” walls remain, was damaged many times over the centuries and, lastly, by the terrible event of the Second World War. The Museum, founded in 1980, is rich in precious testimonies of the place’s history over the centuries: the fourteen exhibition rooms contain archaeological findings of the bronze and iron age, architectural fragments from the mediaeval monastery, numerous internal furnishings that decorated representation rooms, liturgical furni
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. Until 2010 the museum has been visited by 200 000 people, among students, veterans and tourists of all nationalities. The museum complex is part of a well-kept complex that offers spaces for topic exhibitions. The tour is adapted to the type of visi