Italy - Monte Cassino Monastery - 5

The Monastery at Monte Cassino is located at a rocky hill approx. 130 km. southeast of Rome. It's history goes back to approx. year 530. After the Allied World War II landing in southern Italy in 1943 the allied advances was stop at Monte Cassino. The monastery turned out to be an almost impossible stronghold to conquer, so the "Battle of Monte Cassino" took a lot of both Allied and German lives.         

   

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The view from the Monastery at Monte Cassino is magnificent.

The view from the Monastery at Monte Cassino is magnificent.
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Some of the many stairs inside the Monastery at Monte Cassino.

Some of the many stairs inside the Monastery at Monte Cassino.
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One of the many beautiful gardens inside the Monastery at Monte Cassino.

One of the many beautiful gardens inside the Monastery at Monte Cassino.
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The Monastery at Monte Cassino seen form the parking lot.

The Monastery at Monte Cassino seen form the parking lot.
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A simple inscription at the entrance to the Monastery at Monte Cassino.

A simple inscription at the entrance to the Monastery at Monte Cassino.
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The Monastery at Monte Cassino seen from the Polish War Graves.

 The Monastery at Monte Cassino seen from the Polish War Graves.
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One of the doors inside the Monastery at Monte Cassino.

One of the doors inside the Monastery at Monte Cassino.
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