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.
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.
Monti Simbruini is a beautiful mountain range which is also called Rome's Alps. The range is a sub-part of the Apennine range which stretches across the Italian peninsula. The mountain range is the origin point of the Aniene River and is part of the Regional Park of Monti Simbruini which is home to a plethora of plants and animals. Some plants found here include European mountain-ash, red raspberry, yew, violet, downy oak trees and more. Animals thrive in this wooded environment and some of the species found here include the barn owl, roe deer, wild cats, the Eurasian badger, the Italian wolf, the Least weasel and so on.
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.