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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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Flaminio Village Bungalow Park - Campground
Flaminio Village Bungalow Park - Campground
Via Flaminia Nuova 821, Rome, RM
The price is €46 per night from 17 Feb to 18 Feb

Located in Tor di Quinto, this campsite is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Caserma Salvo D'Acquisto and within 3 miles (5 km) of Stadio Olimpico and Ponte Milvio. Auditorium ...

3.8/5Good! (658 reviews)

"Nice clean place but had issues with the water service getting cut off everything else just fine"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020

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Castello della Castelluccia
Castello della Castelluccia
4 out of 5
Via Carlo Cavina, 40, Rome, RM
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Located in Cassia, this golf hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Gemelli Polyclinic and Monte Mario. Ponte Milvio and Auditorium Parco ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (359 reviews)

"Beautiful. Classy property with excellent service."…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Castello della Castelluccia
Boutique Roma D'Autore
Boutique Roma D'Autore
Via Cassia 1634, Rome, Roma
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Located in Cassia, this bed & breakfast is within 9 miles (15 km) of Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Gemelli Polyclinic and Monte Mario. Ponte Milvio and Auditorium ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Gestito da delle persone con il cuore grande! Hanno reso indimenticabile la mia vacanza e sopratutto indimenticabile il compleanno della mia compagna! Grazie"…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2020

Boutique Roma D'Autore
Cassia Hotel
Cassia Hotel
3 out of 5
Via Cassia 1736, Rome, RM
The price is €55 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

Located in Cassia, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Gemelli Polyclinic and Monte Mario. Ponte Milvio and Auditorium Parco della ...

3.5/5Good! (162 reviews)

"the hotel is too far from popular tourist spots and destination. there's no direct and convenient transportation from and to the hotel. does not have any option for cancellation"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct 2018

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Seven Hills Village
Seven Hills Village
Via Vittorio Trucchi 10, Rome, Rome
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Located in a national park, this family-friendly apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Monte Mario, and Ponte Milvio. Catholic ...

3.2/5 (374 reviews)
Mozzies and party animals!

"Lovely staff but.... the accommodation is tiny with small windows and no mosquito nets. The place is absolutely crawling with mozzies! It is also a "Kontiki" venue meaning bus loads of 18-30's partying very loudly until 1am several nights! It could be so lovely, pools are nice when the Kontiki "adults" ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2019

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Resort La Rocchetta
Resort La Rocchetta
3 out of 5
Via Giulio Galli 41, Rome, RM
The price is €74 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Located in Cassia, this golf hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Gemelli Polyclinic and Monte Mario. Ponte Milvio and Sant’Andrea Hospital ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (117 reviews)
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"Lovely place to stay. Peaceful & quiet."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

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