We will meet you at Cassino railway station. Alternative meeting points can be agreed in advance. A coffee break can be a good start to know each other. We will transport you to the abbey, sharing the unique role this abbey played in the development of European civilisation and in the advancement of world knowledge and medicine. Together we will explore the beauties and wonders of the abbey and you will learn why Saint Benedict was made patron saint of Europe. We will point out the battle sites and explain the role the important abbey played in the history of World War Two. We will then take you to the Polish War Cemetery and museum. There we will relate the interesting history of the Polish 2nd Army Corp- including Woitek, their bear-soldier; their bravery and sacrifice in retaking the abbey in May 1944. We will let you hear this part of the story from a qualified Polish historian. We will point out the grave of their distinguished commander, General Anders and give you his story. On the way back to the station or to the agreed leaving point, we can visit the Allied Forces War Cemetery, near the town, if required.
Enzo & Sara
Hi, I am Italian, bilingual and brought up in the area. I have been a Project Manager for decades, with a passion for history and music. My wife Sara is Scottish. She a qualified History teacher with more than 25 years of experience. She had produced over 100 educational resources for The Times Educational Supplement and a podcast series on the Cold War for audiopi.co.uk. Together we have led a number of successful guided trips to many of attractions of Campania and Lazio. We can promise you a professional and friendly service and provide a unique and memorable day.
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Air-conditioned vehicle beyond 3 persons a Van will be provided. In this case we need to get an early notice.
The route in the Abbey will include also the original Saint Benedict's room and part of the remains of Roman age, miraculously survived to the bombing of WW2. These parts are normally not available to the public. We will take care to book it for you. We will then move toward the Polish War Cemetery and will go through the history of Cassino battles, in English or Polish language with the support of the Polish Army Memorial org.
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7 voyageurs maximum âgés de 18 ou plus peuvent participer.
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Plus de conseils
In July and August the weather can be hot (32-34 °C): bring with you sunglasses, hat, etc. Water, sandwiches and coffee machines are available. In winter the temp drops till 0°C but can be windy.
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