Cassino

Our plan was to sleep in Cassino, drive to Rome and then come back after a day of
visiting Rome.
Then sleep another night in Cassino and drive to Naples to go visit Pompeii!
Well we had a change of plan on our second visiting destination. We decided that going to Naples was going to be a little too long, so we ended up going to visit Monte Cassino.
For those of you who don’t know about the battle of Monte Cassino here is some infos:
Monte CassinoIt was pretty awesome as we went up the hill.
Fog all over, and not small spot, you can see how thick it was. We couldn’t see too far!!Between September, 1943 and May, 1944 the town was occupied by the Germans. The Germans had a great strategic position – on the mountain – and were able to see the entire area. The Allied Forces made many unsuccessful attempts to conquer Monte Cassino. Finally after a battle that lasted seven days, the Polish soldiers overtook the German army. 860 Polish soldiers died and 2800 were wounded in that fierce battle. The battle also resulted in the bombing of the monastery. More than a thousand Polish soldiers are buried in the Polish cemetery located on the mountain across from the abbey. The town of Cassino and the Benedictine Abbey were rebuilt after the war. After we paid our respect to those Polish soldiers who lost their life.We headed up the hill to the Abbey to visit it! It was just incredible. Everyone know that the Italian are amazing on their architecture.This abbey was a pile of dust and rock at the end of WWII, and take a look of what it is now. Just amazing!!While visiting the inside of the Church, we could hear singing coming up from the
basement of the church, so we headed down and came up to the most
beautiful mosaic covered walls and ceiling.A little picture that my mother took, just for you to see that I do exist, it isn’t just a automatic flying camera that use the Happy Trigger Finger!! See it is I in my blue turban! LOL

We left early afternoon to get to our villa. Next stop the Tuscany hills!!

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