From Rome if you just have seen Rome.
Meet your private air-conditioned vehicle at your Hotel lobby. After that a half day tour will allow you to explore the beauty of Montecassino.
What you will visit:
– Abbey of Montecassino
– Stop for lunch (not included)
The Abbey of Montecassino is one of the most known Abbeys in the world.
In 529 Saint Benedict chose this mountain to build a monastery that would host him and those monks following him on the way from Subiaco. Paganism was still present here, but he managed to turn the place into a well-structured Christian monastery where everybody could have the dignity they deserved through praying and working. Within the centuries the Abbey has met magnificence and destruction many times, and has always come out of its ruins stronger. In 577 Langobards destroyed it, then Saracens in 887. In 1349 a violent earthquake occurred and in February 1944 a bombardment almost flatted it.
After visiting the Abbey, your driver will take you to have lunch in a local restaurant on top of a hill, so that you can eat (not included) with a view of the town of Cassino. When your lunch is completed, your driver will take you back to your accommodation in Rome.
If you want to spend more time on the tour, you can add extra hours to the itinerary for an additional cost. In order to have a guided tour of the Abbey of Montecassino, you have to let us know in advance so that we can make reservations for you; the guided tour is one of the services provided by the Abbey of Montecassino. Suggested pick up time from Rome: around 8.00 am.