Monte Cassino

geographical name Mon·te Cas·si·no \ˈmȯn-tā-kä-ˈsē-nō\
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Definition of Monte Cassino

  1. hill 1706 feet (520 meters) high in southern Italy between Rome and Naples Monte Cassino was the site of St. Benedict of Nursia's first monastery and the birthplace of the Benedictine Order. In the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944, Allied forces suffered heavy casualties but eventually prevailed over the Axis defenders; Allied bombers destroyed the monastery, which was later rebuilt.

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