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Historiale di Cassino

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Montecassino Abbey, Gaeta and Terracina Private Day Tour from Rome with Lunch
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Montecassino Abbey, Gaeta and Terracina Private Day Tour from Rome with Lunch

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This tour is for "outside" the usual touristic areas. The Abbey of Montecassino is one of the most famous Abbeys in the world. In 529 Saint Benedict chose this mountain to build his monastery. In February the Abbey 1944 a bombardment almost flatted it. According to a legend, the temple of Jerusalem has been found to cause three deep cracks in the rock of today. On the top of this promontory stands the Sanctuary of the SS. Trinity. At the left side of the church, linked to other stories and relevant personalities, linked to other stories and relevant personalities.<br><br>The temple, or Roman sanctuary, above Terracina dates back to the fourth century BC. The complex is large and spectacularly-situated, dominating the shoreline and sea. The sanctuary has been assumed to have been dedicated to Jupiter, although Venus has been another suggestion.<br>
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Fletchlives52 wrote a review Sep 2019
Cortona, Italy14 contributions2 helpful votes
On our first Historiale di Cassino visit we had an English speaking guide but a late group of German speaking tourists were added to our small “English language tour” - the guide struck up an immediate rapport with them and mainly addressed them throughout the tour and basically scolded us for the difficult decisions made by Freyberg to bomb the abbey and town - a local narrative which of course we must respect, but a discourteous and insensitive, and obvious bias on our guides behalf in humouring the added contingent. Our second Cassino Historiale visit earlier this year, sadly, was a “non-tour”. Having travelled in again from afar for the 75th Anniversary Cassino Battle commemoration week, it was a let down to find this important museum simply did not open for the influx of New Zealand, British, American, and British participants and pilgrims to the commemoration events. One wonders if again there is a bias in their approach. On our third visit just this week we brought in 6 members of our family from abroad (NZ, CAD, USA) to tour their grandfather’s battlefields and gain an appreciation for the his service with the NZ Div. Upon arrival at the Historiale we were told in Italian there was no such thing as an English speaking tour (even though we had one previously). My repeated request was utterly refused. We decided to go ahead with a young Italian barely out her teens as our “professional historian and guide” and use google translate (as we were a small group of 8 and there were no other visitors at the museum). Our tour never came about however because the operator refused our request to pay by credit card, repeating stridently in engish, “Cash only!” “Cash only!” — not having the full amount in cash available we forfeited, wonder ‘why cash only?’ when on other tours we made group payments on credit card. Was this again another show of bias and disrespect? If it was merely a cash only policy of Cassino Historiale then it is bad business practice for such an important “attraction”.. I hope other English speaking visitors and especially those directly connected to the Allied forces who fought and died in the terrible battle for Cassino are not similarly treated as I feel we were, 3x. My recommendation as a war buff and writer, and frequent visitor to Cassino: by all means visit Cassino Historiale Museo and hopefully get the benefit of viewing the displays in an objective impartial presentation in a language you can understand. However do not be surprised if you hit a wall of inappropriate rudeness and insensitivity, and possibly a show of bias, or no go because of who you are, as we we have concluded after three “experiences” here. On a positive note... visit the Winterline Museum at Venafro (less than 30 mims from Cassino) for an impartial and englsh language-welcome guide through a very well worthwhile museum to WWII in the region.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Peter S wrote a review May 2019
Wijchen, The Netherlands51 contributions6 helpful votes
We are visiting the city of Cassino in Italy to follow my wife's her fathers footsteps during his time he served in the 2nd Polish Corps on the hills of Monte Cassino in May 1944. The first place to visit in our plan was the historical museum in Cassino. However as we arrived we found the museum CLOSED. Not for 1 day but for all time. Even on this week, its exactly 75 years ago that the allied forces started the final battle of Monte Cassino with the 2nd polish corps. It is a shame and showing no respect for the soldiers who gave their lives and for those who survived this battle. The city council of Cassino should not allow such a disgracefull action in especially this period of rememberance for the fallen and their families. No clue who can think about closing down a place like this in a time like we live now. A great shame. Fortunatly some private actions are organised and foreign countries keep the honor for those who died and those who fought alive and visible. The city of Cassino doesnot look to be interested in all of this. Hopefully the foreign allied forces can free Cassino from this big failure and keep the museum open. If that happens we will surely return and visit. Now we will join many other ceremonies organised in the area of Monte Cassino.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Bruno Casalucra wrote a review Mar 2019
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
I'd been longing to see this place for a long time , having been born just 15 miles away. If you're looking for Tanks, guns, possessions, then yes, you'll be disappointed. Although there are a few, it's (rather, wasn't) that kind of Museum. Yes, they should've had multi lingual guides, and that's my reason for not giving 5/5. It was a 'Virtual' Museum. You experienced the sounds, smell and views experienced by the poor souls at the time. The ability to buy pictures and view Destruction Percentages was amazing. AND I learned that the Rapido changes it's name further down and thus Allied Ordnance Mapmakers got it wrong leading to thousands of unnecessary deaths. The Holograms by the two armies' leaders was breathtaking, giving their reasons for being there. Such a shame it's moved as I've been raving to everyone about it. For those who've had a bad experience - I'm sorry but it was astounding Visit was in 2017. Selector doesn't go that far back
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Neil P wrote a review May 2018
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Closed for the winter... in May... the town itself looked in a poor state with many shops and restaurants boarded up. I totally understand that some attractions cannot pay to be open all year but May is hardly Winter in Italy. It actually disgraces the memory of the fallen in WW2 - got the sense that the tens of thousands that lost their lives here will soon be forgotten... perhaps Cassino would rather forget? Couldn’t even see a sign to the Commonwealth Cemetery... kind of glad my Grand Father is not alive to see this...
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Date of experience: May 2018
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notb4mybeer wrote a review Jan 2018
Province of Naples, Italy120 contributions83 helpful votes
I’m not a big fan of guided tours and was disappointed at first that I would have to be guided through the museum. However I was pleasantly surprised by the tour. This museum is not much of a collection of old stuff, but rather more of a multimedia presentation about the battle. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and I’m glad I visited this place before heading up to the abbey.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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