Cassino is located at the foot of Monte Cairo near the confluence of the Rapido and Liri rivers. The city is best known as the site of the Abbey of Montecassino and the Battle of Monte Cassino during World War II, which resulted in tremendous Allied and German casualties as well as the near total destruction of the town itself. Today, Cassino is also home to the University of Cassino and a FIAT automotive plant.
The site of fierce fighting during the Battles of Monte Cassino during World War II, the old town was almost completely destroyed and was rebuilt south-east of its prior location in a relatively quick time. Thanks to this, even with the construction of a large numbers of roundabout sign and new junction, the town has a somewhat disordered network of roads. The commercial expansion is growing really fast with the opening of many shopping mall that also created a traffic congestion, in particularly to the roads which access to the city.