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CassiaRome

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.

Top hotels in Cassia

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Seven Hills Village
Seven Hills Village
Via Vittorio Trucchi 10, Rome, Rome
The price is €45 per night

Located in a national park, this family-friendly apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Monte Mario, and Catholic University ...

3.2/5 (374 reviews)
Unsatisfied customer

"Within the camp there is a great restaurant and the camp provides a shuttle bus to the nearest train station. However, the campsite site is far from the city center, the huts have no AC or fan, the windows in the huts have no nets to protect you from insects (it's in the middle of a forrest meaning ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2019

Seven Hills Village
Flaminio Village Bungalow Park - Campground
Flaminio Village Bungalow Park - Campground
Via Flaminia Nuova 821, Rome, RM
The price is €45 per night

Located in Cassia, this campsite is within 3 miles (5 km) of Ponte Milvio, Stadio Olimpico and Monte Mario. Foro Italico and Auditorium Parco della Musica are ...

3.8/5Good! (653 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2020

Flaminio Village Bungalow Park - Campground
Castello della Castelluccia
Castello della Castelluccia
4 out of 5
Via Carlo Cavina, 40, Rome, RM
The price is €142 per night

Located in Cassia, this golf hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Gemelli Polyclinic and Monte Mario. Sant’Andrea Hospital and Catholic ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (359 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Castello della Castelluccia
Veio Residence Resort
Veio Residence Resort
Via della Giustiniana 906, Rome, RM
The price is €54 per night

Located in Cassia, this aparthotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Sant’Andrea Hospital, Gemelli Polyclinic and Monte Mario. Pincio and Vatican Gardens are also ...

3.3/5 (32 reviews)
Dump - Basically a Con-Tiki campground.

"This place doesnt understand the law of contract - offer and acceptance. We were offered a 'superior apartment with wifi, 2 pools and several restaurants' - our apartment was basically a holiday camp cabin, run down, and very basic. One restaurant frequented by the kids and a wifi that didnt work. ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2015

Veio Residence Resort
Resort La Rocchetta
Resort La Rocchetta
3 out of 5
Via Giulio Galli 41, Rome, RM
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €51 per night

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (116 reviews)
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"Lovely place to stay. Peaceful & quiet."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

Resort La Rocchetta
Cassia Hotel
Cassia Hotel
3 out of 5
Via Cassia 1736, Rome, RM
The price is €43 per night

Located in Cassia, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Ospedale San Filippo Neri, Gemelli Polyclinic and Monte Mario. Sant’Andrea Hospital and Catholic University ...

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

Cassia Hotel

Popular places to visit in Cassia

Colosseum
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Colosseum

4.5/5(1,980 reviews)

A true architectural heavyweight, the 2,000-year-old Colosseum is often considered one of the seven “modern” wonders of the world.

Trevi Fountain
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Trevi Fountain

4.5/5(1,879 reviews)

Rome is a city abundant in world-class water features, but none more stunning, or more famous, than the Trevi Fountain.

Piazza Navona
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Piazza Navona

4.5/5(1,461 reviews)

The old papal buildings have altered little over the centuries, but still act as an open-air hub for cafés and street entertainers. 

Pantheon
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Pantheon

4.5/5(1,593 reviews)

One of ancient Rome’s greatest achievements combines momentous history and inspired architecture.

Spanish Steps
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Spanish Steps

4.5/5(1,627 reviews)

A monumental stairway with a monumental past, the Spanish Steps are literally and figuratively at the heart of Rome.

Villa Borghese
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Villa Borghese

4.5/5(538 reviews)

Take a break from the busy city center and explore this vast network of pretty gardens and enthralling museums.

Top things to do in Cassia

Rome in 1 Day: Skip-the-Line Vatican, Colosseum & Ancient Rome Guided Tour
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Rome in 1 Day: Skip-the-Line Vatican, Colosseum & Ancient Rome Guided Tour

82% of travellers recommend
€91
Per adult
Skip-the-line: Colosseum & Forum Tour with Special Gladiator’s Gate & Arena Floor Access
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Skip-the-line: Colosseum & Forum Tour with Special Gladiator’s Gate & Arena Floor Access

94% of travellers recommend
€62
Per adult
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets with Hosted Entry
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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Tickets with Hosted Entry

86% of travellers recommend
€28
Per adult
The Vatican & Rome Pass with Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
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The Vatican & Rome Pass with Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour

82% of travellers recommend
€130
Per adult
Rome In A Day Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line to Vatican & Colosseum
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Rome In A Day Small-Group Tour with Skip-the-Line to Vatican & Colosseum

96% of travellers recommend
€129
Per adult
Skip-the-Line: Small-Group Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill
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Skip-the-Line: Small-Group Colosseum, Forum & Palatine Hill

96% of travellers recommend
€61
Per adult

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San Giovanni which includes a city

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