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Cassino is a nice commune in Italy, located more exactly within the Frosinone province, in the Lazio region, at the foot of Monte Cairo. The origins of Cassino lie in the Volscan settlement of Casinum, which was buily by the Samnites but controlled by the Romans. The modern settlement of Cassino was established in 1863. At that time, it was called San Germano, but its name was eventually changed back to Cassino. Since then, Cassino has registered a significant growth. According to the 2011 census, Cassino has a total population of 33,153 residents and spans on a total area of 31.96 square miles (82.77 sq km). If a trip to Cassino is coming up in the near future, know that your staying here will definitely be a pleasant one.
Top Attractions within Cassino
The Abbey of Monte Cassino is an impressive abbey located on the rocky hill Monte Casino. The monastery was established by St. Benedict of Nursia in 529. It is renowned for being the site of Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. However, the monastery is still one of the country's most famous religious sites and it attracts many tourists every year, not only because of its religious significance, but also because of the impressive views that it offers.
The Natural Park of the Varronian Baths is a beautiful recreational place in the core of the nature, located in the area Varro's Villa. The park will give you the chance to relax, take in the fresh air, and forget all about the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Rocca Janula is another structure you should visit when in Cassino. This castle is also overlooking the city. In fact, the castle was one of the historical strongholds of the aforementioned abbeys.
Roman ruins. Cassino is home to some amazing archaeological ruins dating back to the Roman times. These include a theater, an amphitheater, and the Mausoleum of Ummidia Quadratilla.