In 1944, one of the most gruesome battles was fought at a destroyed Benedictine Abbey, when Polish soldiers, who were part of the Allied Forces, stormed into an Axis power stronghold. The resulting battle, known as Battle of Monte Cassino, saw 1072 brave and virtuous Polish soldiers lay down their lives for their country. They are honored and commemorated at Monte Cassino Polish World War Cemetery, where the valor of these Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Jewish soldiers is immortalized in stone.
If hurtling down monstrous slides and splashing into a cool pool is your idea of fun, then Hawaii Park is the place for you. Main attractions include The Kamikaze, The Jumbo, which is the tallest slide in the park and The River, which is a fun ride for the whole family. After enjoying a day out in the water, you can enjoy some nice snacks at the on-site restaurant and refreshment bar.
Il Bosco delle Favole is a popular theme park where all the magical fairies, woodland creatures and magic comes to life. This massive park features many famous fairy-tale themes including shows, games, live entertainment, as well as special events depending on the time of the year. If your little ones get tired from running around, you can also get some delicious refreshment from the on-site food stalls.
World War 2 saw a major loss of life and property, and it was soldiers of the Allied Forces who faced the brunt. Cassino was a major turning point in the war effort, and many soldiers lost their lives here. The Cassino War Cemetery commemorates their sacrifices with 4,271 graves, of which 289 are soldiers who remain unidentified.
To promote and provide an appropriate platform for contemporary art, CaMusAC - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Cassino was set up. Major exhibits here feature works collected by the CAMUSAC Foundation, which has been collecting these art pieces for decades. Other exhibitions feature works of major artists from the 20th and 21st centuries which act as their showstopper events.
Cassino was an important playground of historical events during the 20th century. From the bombing of the Abbey of Montecassino, to the grim battles fought here during the two world wars, the militaristic importance of this town can't be denied. You can relive these historical events through exhibits, audio guides, and interactive simulations which take you to the tumultuous past.
Monte Cairo is a mountain in Italy which towers over the town of Monte Cassino. The limestone mountain is home to an abbey which stands in a place where it was originally stood a temple dedicated to Apollo. The mountains are full of winding trails and wooded land which are perfect for hiking. A 4 hour hike can be taken through a plateau of snow and groves of beech trees. The view from the top of the mountain is a stunning panorama which makes the difficult hike worth the effort.
The Auditorium New Orleans is a popular performance venue in the Italian town of Isola del Liri. The venue hosts concerts and other live performances in an intimate space at the Piazza San Francesco. Featuring both local and touring acts, the auditorium is a fine place to catch a live show.