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As Italy's 'eternal city' Rome offers visitors opportunities to take in Italy's rich culture as well as its lively nightlife. Thousands flock to Rome each year, making it one of the world's most popular destinations. When visiting Italy, many travellers opt for accommodation outside of the city's walls in the suburb of Cassia. Set in the countryside, Cassia offers a slower pace of life and a chance to escape the rush and noise of Rome. It is also well placed, making it the perfect base for exploring Rome and nearby areas.
Cassia offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy Rome's sightseeing as well as the many Etruscan sites located just outside of the city. Cassia's main road, Via Cassia, leads to Parco Regionale de Veio. This Etruscan archaeological park has routes available for those travelling on foot as well as horseback.
Venturing beyond Rome's city walls allows visitors the history and heritage of the Sabine nation. Less than an hour's drive from Cassia is Rieti. While Rome is Italy's capital, its geographic centre can be found in this friendly hilltop city's town square, the Piazzo San Rufo. The city features a wide range of architectural styles. Most popular attractions include: Rieti's 800 year old cathedral, the 16th century Palazzo Vescovile (the Bishop's Palace) and the eighth century church, Santa Maria in Vescovio.
No visit to Italy and ancient Rome could be complete without a traditional Roman bath. In pre-Roman days, nearby Cotilia was home to the sacred thermal baths. Known as the Sanctuary at Cotilia, this ancient site features magnificent villas and luxurious bathing facilities. Visitors are welcomed with a range of pampering treatments including mud baths and hydro-massage.
To explore Italy with freedom and independence, car hire is a must. In Cassia, cars can be hired easily from: Via Cassia,1056.