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.
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.
Specific rules were set by the Saint Bernard of Clairvaux regarding the design and development of the Abbey of Casamari. The early-Gothic architecture does not use any ornate or grand motifs for the structure of the Abbey. Yet, the interiors are charming with the slight columns, the windows that bring in ample daylight, and the play of light and shadow. You can admire the colonnaded portico and the simple exteriors of the Abbey from the courtyard outside.
A hamlet near the commune of Boville Ernica, San Lucio is a quiet little community, mostly made up of farmers. A charming little place, the village does host events like music festivals, concerts and much more.