Travel Italy: Cassino War Cemetery

Travel Italy: Cassino War Cemetery

Travel Italy: Cassino War Cemetery

Travel Italy: Cassino War Cemetery

WJ Tested: Insight Vacations Italian Escapade Tour: Day 12 – From Sorrento we drive north to Pompeii. Continuing onwards to Rome we stop at the Cassino War Cemetery.

Travel Italy: Cassino War Cemetery

Travel Italy: Cassino War Cemetery

After departing Pompeii, Alberto drove our group north along the autostrada A1 towards Rome. Just over an hour into our journey, Tour Director Mark suggested we make a brief additional stop, at the Cassino War Cemetery.

Cassino War Cemetery and Abbey of Monte Cassino

Cassino War Cemetery and Abbey of Monte Cassino

The Cassino War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome; British, Canadian, Indian, New Zealand, Australian and Polish soldiers that died in WWII are buried here. The head stones for the graves are made from Carrara marble and the beautifully manicured cemetery is maintained by the Italian government.

Carrera Marble Grave Stones at Cassino War Cemetery

Carrera Marble Grave Stones at Cassino War Cemetery

Some of the fiercest fighting in Cassino occurred during the early months of 1944, when the Allies helped stop the Germans advance towards Rome. The majority of the 4,271 Commonwealth soldiers buried in the cemetery died in the WWII battles during those early months; 289 of the burials are unidentified.

Cassino War Memorial

Cassino War Memorial

The Cassino Memorial, which stands within the cemetery, commemorates over 4,000 Commonwealth servicemen who took part in the Italian campaign whose graves are not known.

Cassino War Cemetery

Cassino War Cemetery

NextRome Highlight Dinner

Previous: Insight Vacations Italian Escapade Tour –  Tour Overview | Meet and Greet in Rome! | Rome with Local Historian | Skip the Lines – Vatican Museums | Siena | Florence & Michelangelo’s David | Florence to Pisa | Exploring Baveno and Stresa on Lake Maggiore | Prosecco at Fratelli Berlucchi Vineyard | Visiting the Medieval City of Verona | Venice and Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal | Murano Glass and Venice Gondola Ride | Classe and Assisi | Assisi to Sorrento | Optional Dinner at a Sorrento Farm | Exploring the Isle of Capri | Amalfi Coast Drive & Positano | Sorrento to Pompeii |

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Note: WAVEJourney were guests of Insight Vacations for their April 30 – May 12, 2013 Italian Escapade tour. Read our full disclosure statement to see that this has no effect on our reviews.

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