Project Description

MONTECASSINO

Bordering the National Park of Abruzzi, this area is probably one of the most authentic and non-touristy you can still find in Central Italy on the way south from Rome to Naples, Pompeii and the Amalfi coast.

  • Truffle Hunt Ciociaria
  • National Park Ciociaria
  • Monte Cassino
  • Isola Liri
  • Isola Liri
  • Crypt of Anagni Ciociaria
  • Cassino Commonwealth Cementery
  • Arpino Ciociaria
  • Anagni Cathedral Ciociaria

A place to breath off, to forget about the city for good and enjoy natural landscapes, traditional cuisine and the peace of a countryside, really off-the-beaten-paths, despite the presence of one of the most known Abbeys in the world, Montecassino. In 529 Saint Benedict chose this mountain to build a monastery that would host him and the monks following him from Subiaco. Along the centuries the Abbey has met magnificence and destruction many times until the very recent events of WWII, when a bombing in 1944 almost flatted it. But reconstruction brought it back to the ancient aspect and visitors can still enjoy the cloister, the crypt and the Basilica where both St. Benedict and his sister Scolastica rest. In the museum paintings, manuscripts and ancient books are preserved.

Complete your day trip:

curious wanderers

Many little towns in Ciociaria deserve a stop: Anagni, which hosted the Papal Court in the Middle Ages and still boasts a magnificent frescoed cathedral, Arpino with archaeological and medieval attractions, Isola Liri, the only town with a small waterfall in the historical centre, Atina and Alvito in the “wild” Val Comino.

foodies

Here you can experience first hand the production of local cheese, the hunting of truffles, the tasting of local wines famous since the ancient times and you can attend  a cooking class of regional recipes including pizza: Naples is not so far and  pizza making tradition is very strong here!

active travellers and nature lovers

Several trekking paths are available in this area, bordering the National Park of Abruzzi. Grottoes, the lake of Posta Fibreno, castles’ ruins are the destinations of some easy paths to enjoy your open air day in an uncontaminated environment.

CURIOUS WANDERERS
FOODIES
ACTIVE TRAVELLERS
NATURE LOVERS
SPIRITUAL TRAVELLERS

STARTING FROM:

800
  • (up to 6 people) + admissionsLunch not included

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