Our travels continued, leaving beautiful Sorrento and the coast behind … not without taking a few last photos of another gorgeous morning from our hotel room .. (Hotel Corallo)
Traditional yummy Italian fare in the shop at the ‘comfort break’ en route to the war memorial ..
… sweets for the journey .. very nice 🙂
Nearly at the war memorial and cemetery – a portion of the Monastery can be seen on Monte Cassino ..
Built by St Benedict of Nursia around 529 for the Benedictine order, the Abbey formed part of the Gustav line, a German defensive line to hold the Allied Forces from advancing any further into Italy during the Second World War. It was ‘almost completely destroyed ‘ during the fiercest fighting that took place here between Feb – May 1944. The Allied Forces broke the line .. the Germans withdrew .. the road to Rome was then opened.
The Abbey was rebuilt after the war