Montecassino Abbey

Montecassino Abbey, about 8 south of Rome, is the home of the sacred relics and monastery of St. Benedict (480-543), the patron saint of Europe. He moved to Montecassino in 528, where he remained the rest of his life. Here he wrote his Rule which became the pattern for monastic rules across medieval Europe. Rebuilt in the 1940s after air bombardment during Worl War II, Montecassino Abbey is an important pilgrimage site by virtue of the relics of St. Benedict and his sister, St. Scholastica, which survived the bombings.

Where: Cassino