Cassia

Rome
Drive one of Italy’s most scenic roads, an ancient Roman route which leads past villages, cities, lakes and ruins, and through the famous Tuscan landscape.

Set off on a journey along the ancient Via Cassia from the northwest of Rome and prepare to take in the stunning scenery of the lush farmland and sun-drenched countryside the road leads through. Along the way, stop at charming hamlets, sparkling lakes and centuries-old ruins. Follow the road as far as you can and you will end in the famously beautiful town of Siena.

Under the reign of the Roman Empire, the Via Cassia was one of Italy’s key roads. It connected Rome with important Roman sites, such as the defensive fortifications at Luna (now Liguria). Imagine the road as it would have looked when it was first constructed, which is believed to be as early as the 2nd century B.C. Look for religious pilgrims traveling on foot along the sections of the road that overlap with the famous Via Francigena pilgrimage route.

Take a break from driving in Viterbo, a picturesque city which still has its medieval walls in good condition. Among the historic sites in the area are two ancient Roman bridges, the Ponte San Lorenzo and the Ponte San Nicolao.

Return to the Via Cassia and continue on your way and you will soon come close to the gorgeous Lake of Bolsena. Nearby you will find the medieval town of Montefiascone, home to historic attractions including a ruined castle with stunning views.

Next, visit the waterside town of Bolsena. Pause to take photos of this beautiful place, which sits on the banks of a volcanic lake.

Other places to visit in this area include the hilltop town of Orvieto, most famous for the Cathedral of Orvieto, the farming hub of Acquapendente and the Monte Rufeno Natural Reserve.

Carry on along the Via Cassia and you will find yourself in the breathtaking Tuscan landscape, scattered with vineyards and tiny villages. Siena is not far away.

The Via Cassia is beautiful at any time of year. Explore it in the warmer months, however, and you will see the countryside at its absolute best.


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Hotel Sonya
Hotel Sonya
3 out of 5
Via del Viminale, 58, Rome, RM, 184
The price is €64 per night from 12 Feb to 13 Feb
€64
per night
12 Feb - 13 Feb
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,017 reviews)
GREAT LOCATION….
"Great location.. quick walk to metro and main station and sites …. lots of restaurants near by .. cheap price for a hotel situated in the centre…. room was not so clean and the air conditioning was noisy so was the bathroom extractor fan …. rooms not well insulated so you can hear noises from other ..."

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2023

Hotel Sonya
The Hive Hotel
The Hive Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Torino 6, Rome, Roma, 184
The price is €123 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
€123
per night
6 Feb - 7 Feb
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,043 reviews)
"Good hotel but the location is not that great"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2023

The Hive Hotel
Hotel Quirinale
Hotel Quirinale
4 out of 5
Via Nazionale 7, Rome, RM, 184
The price is €118 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb
€118
per night
27 Feb - 28 Feb
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,053 reviews)
"Wonderful and beautifully preserved older building, high ceilings in the rooms and although old, the furniture and fittings have been well looked after through the years"

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2023

Hotel Quirinale
UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
4 out of 5
Via Giovanni Amendola, 57, Rome, RM, 185
The price is €148 per night from 10 Feb to 11 Feb
€148
per night
10 Feb - 11 Feb
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Our guests praise the bar and the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,061 reviews)
"I will be staying here from now on when I’m in Rome! This place is beautiful and is right around the corner from the Roma Termini. The rooms are beautiful and roomy and the staff are very friendly! Highly recommended!"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2023

UNAHOTELS Decò Roma
iQ Hotel Roma
iQ Hotel Roma
4 out of 5
Via Firenze, 8, Rome, RM, 184
The price is €106 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
€106
per night
1 Feb - 2 Feb
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Rome. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in their ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (1,071 reviews)
"Friendly staff,convenient location ,great breakfast. Well managed."

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2023

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Hilton Rome Airport
Hilton Rome Airport
4 out of 5
Via Arturo Ferrarin 2, Fiumicino, 00054
The price is €174 per night from 1 Mar to 2 Mar
€174
per night
1 Mar - 2 Mar
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Fiumicino. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,377 reviews)
"A great hotel that is just a short walk from all terminals. The restaurant serves great food and I couldn't fault the staff.."

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2023

Hilton Rome Airport
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