The Abbey of Montecassino is one of the most famous abbeys on earth, due in part to its rich history of destruction and recovery. This incredible mountain monastery was founded by Saint Benedict in 529 and served as a reminder to locals and travelers alike of the power or prayer.
Today, thousands of religious pilgrims make their way to Motecassino Abbey, where they take part in holy services, wander the cloisters and absorb the beauty of the abbey’s golden mosaics. A museum on the grounds showcases paintings, manuscripts and historic texts, as well as the story of the abbey told through images.
The abbey is open daily from late March until November 1 from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. From November 1 to March 21 it is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays from 8:45 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Services take place on Sundays and holidays at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Guided tours are available.