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Scenes from Montecassino

Statue of St. Scolastica - 18k

The courtyard as viewed from the top of the steps - 20k

    On this page we can see some of the images that didn't fit in on the other pages, but are too good to leave out completely.

    On the right is a statue of St. Scolastica that was done after the W.W.II devastation.  It is a copy of the original which was sculpted by C. Campi in 1736.   It bears an inscription which reads: "Veni clumba mea, veni, coronaberis"  or "Come my dove, come, you will be crowned"

      The photo on the left shows the lower level of the Bramante cloister.  The Bramante cloister is 40 m in length by 30 m in width.  The balcony offers a beautiful view of the Liri Valley...  but, not on the day that the photos were shot.

     The octagonal well in the center of this cloister is surrounded by Corinthian columns supporting an elegant trabeation, this well is perfectly equidistant from the entrance cloister and from the Monumental Archives cloister.  

     Below is a collage of stained glass from the Chapel of St. Martin and an adjoining room.  I am unsure of the details regarding the second window from the left, but the other three are very modern works done in 1989 - '90 by Isabell Fisher.

Stained glass from Chapel of St. Martin - 43k

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Credit for the text in this tour:
The Abbey of Montecassino. Pubblicazioni Cassinesi / B.N. Marconi., Genova, 1998
 
 

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