Discover the origins of the Benedictine order by exploring one of the most important monasteries in the West. In addition to visiting the cloisters and the church, you can also visit the old Albaneta brewery. Don't miss this guided tour of the Abbey of Montecasino!
Abbey of Montecassino Tour
Perched atop a hill at 520 meters above sea level, the Abbey of Montecassino attracts all eyes from the town of Cassino. Want to learn the history of this monastery? We'll meet at 9:30 am outside this iconic building to begin an interesting tour of the entire complex.
As we walk through the cloisters, we'll review the origins of the monument, traveling back in time to the 6th century, when Saint Benedict of Nursia established the first monastery of the Benedictine order here. We'll tell you all about how monastic life was organized and how it differed from other religious orders.
During the tour, we'll also talk about the tragedies this place has endured, such as the damage it suffered after an Allied bombing during World War II. Most of the buildings had to be rebuilt after this attack, which was intended to weaken the German troops taking refuge in Italy.
We'll explore the cloisters and the church of the Abbey of Montecasino, admiring its ancient reliquaries and incredible frescoes and mosaics. We'll even get to check out a place where a temple in honor of the god Apollo once stood - an exciting visit awaits!
We'll finish the visit at 12:30 pm outside the abbey.
Visit a brewery
Want to extend your visit? If so, we'll go to the nearby Albaneta brewery, a 20-minute walk away. Here we can discover how one of the oldest monastic beers in Europe is produced. You'll also enjoy a tasting that includes a glass of beer, local cheeses and sausages, and honey. Delicious!
If you choose this option, the tour will end between 1:30 pm and 2 pm at the starting point.
Extend your experience
If you are traveling by car, we recommend combining this tour with the guided tour of Aquino, just 20 kilometers from the Abbey of Montecassino.
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Abbey of Montecassino tour
Children 6-11 years oldUS$ 17.70
Children under 6 years oldFree
Abbey of Montecassino tour + Brewery
Children 6-11 years oldUS$ 33.30
Children under 6 years oldFree
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3 hours - 4 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide
Entry to a brewery (depending on selection)
1 beer and snacks (depending on selection)
When to book?
You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Abbey of Montecassino