The La Costa Bed & Breakfast stands on the northern side of the slopes of Montecassino, a pretty dwelling immersed in green Mediterranean brushland: prickly pears, elms, olive trees and agaves. Located approximately 900 metres from the centre of Cassino, it has two comfortable and tastefully decorated attic bedrooms, with heating.
THE BATHROOM, SHARED BY THE TWO BEDROOMS, has a shower and hairdryer.
“Arte povera” (plain art) furniture in solid wood treated with beeswax.
Doors and frames in chestnut wood.
Sheets and towels of natural cotton, washed with ecological detergents; “Linea Mediterranea” bathroom-shower kit made by Fratelli CARLI.
The communal area includes a breakfast room with a cosy sitting room where guests can read books about the history of Cassino (in English, German, French and Italian), and there is a small garden. Continental breakfast with food carefully prepared in accordance with regional laws; biological food on request.
"La Costa" of Cassino was the scene of the bloodiest battle of the Second World War; thousands of soldiers lost their lives here in the bitter winter of 1943-44.
The place is therefore a true “cradle” of the history of Cassino and its people.
There are historic photographs in the house and, after a thorough search at the Istituto Luce (an Italian film and photographic institute) and in the files of the US armed forces, we obtained extraordinary and extremely rare documentation about the battle of Cassino - in colour and in black and white -
Never published shots of La Costa, Via Caira, Montemaggio, San Silvestro and other parts of Cassino, during World War II.
Simple and spontaneous testimonies by soldiers who had a personal cine-camera in their rucksack.
They give an original and very modern interpretation of a dramatic page in the history of Cassino, still acutely topical today.
Unpublished pictures of the inauguration of the Cassino-Montecassino trolley line in May 1930 and the inauguration of the Mostra del Lavoro Italiano (exhibition of Italian work) in June 1929 -
Right across from our B&B, just 860 m away as a bird flies, there is a fantastic summer amusement park, Hawaii Park, one of a kind in central Italy for its size and full range of services:
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