How to go to Cascia from Rome?
How to get to Cascia from Rome? This post came out of a question from our dear reader, Vivian, and it will certainly serve many other readers who are also interested in visiting Cascia, this beautiful city, full of magical history! So, without further ado, let’s go! How to go to Cascia from Rome? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patriciayou make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
A little more about Cascia…
Cascia is a small town in Umbria, in the countryside, in the province of Perugia, best known for being the place where Saint Rita lived. It is visited every year by thousands of faithful on pilgrimage, to look for signs of her life, her faith and her miracles in this place. Also read our Special Post How to go to the most beautiful cities near Rome, round trip from the Capital.
We say that whoever comes to Cascia, certainly visits out of devotion to Saint Rita, the nun, who was beatified in 1900 and who lived between 1381 and 1457, known as a dispenser of grace and revered around the world.
To get to Cascia we have some alternatives, but, unfortunately, Cascia (like so many cities in Umbria) is not well connected with public transport such as trains. Getting there is not so simple, but I will present some options to facilitate your arrival to Cascia! Find out all about Cascia in this Post!
1) How to go to Cascia from Rome? WITH THE TRAIN
Cassia doesn’t have her own train station, so here’s an idea. Take the train from Rome’s Termini train station to Spoleto, the city with the nearest railway station to Cascia. From Rome to Spoleto, several trains depart daily, approximately every 01:30 – 02:00. The duration of the trip is about 01h30min.
From Termini Station
Just go to Termini Station and buy the ticket the day before, or book in advance through the Trenitalia website. See this link on the Train Difference in Italy to understand the differences that are well explained, including values! Train schedules can change, so I advise you, before making the trip, check the schedules and organize all the coincidences so that you don’t get lost or unable to return to Rome on the same day, O.K.? Stay VERY attentive to the schedules! Also read our Post about the Central Market at Roma Termini Station!
Arriving in Spoleto you will have to take the bus departing for Cascia and vice versa (for the return) or a taxi. Remember to always calculate all travel times to return to the train station in time to catch the train to Rome.
From Spoleto to Cascia – Timesheet
|Cascia – Spoleto / Spoleto – Cascia|
|Cascia||06.05 am||Spoleto, Stazione FS||07.10 am||Daily|
|Spoleto, Stazione FS||06.55 am||Cascia||08.00 am||Weekdays|
|Cascia||07.00 am||Spoleto, Stazione FS||08.05 am||Weekdays|
|Spoleto, Stazione FS||07.40 am||Cascia||08.45 am||Holidays|
|Cascia||08.50 am||Spoleto, Stazione FS||09.55 am||Holidays|
|Spoleto, Stazione FS||10.00 am||Cascia||11.05 am||Daily|
|Cascia||11.20 am||Spoleto, Stazione FS||12.25 pm||Mon-Sat|
|Spoleto, Stazione FS||01.30 pm||Cascia||02.35 pm||Mon-Sat|
|Cascia||01.55 pm||Spoleto, Stazione FS||03.00 pm||Mon-Sat|
|Cascia||02.00 pm||Spoleto, Stazione FS||03.00 pm||Mon-Sat|
|Spoleto, Stazione FS||02.05 pm||Cascia||03.10 pm||Daily|
|Cascia||04.00 pm||Spoleto, Stazione FS||05.05 pm||Mon-Sat|
|Spoleto, Stazione FS||05.10 pm||Cascia||06.25 pm||Daily|
|Cascia||06.10 pm||Spoleto, Stazione FS||07.15 pm||Mon-Sat|
|Cascia||06.15 pm||Spoleto, Stazione FS||07.15 pm||Mon-Sat|
|Spoleto, Stazione FS||08.00 pm||Cascia||09.05 pm||Daily|
- We are not responsible for any changes in schedules.
- Ideal option for people who like to do things at their own pace.
- For people who are used to traveling, mainly by train.
- For young people, for those who are backpacking.
- And especially for people who want to save money and are in no hurry!
- For families with young children and for elderly people it ends up being very tiring. I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT AT ALL!
- Having to adapt to the fixed schedules of the round-trip trains.
- Having to go to the sights alone, without knowing the city or speaking the local language.
- Time wasted on public buses from railway stations to places where tourist attractions are located or money you will spend extra on taxi once you reach your destination.
- Another detail worth mentioning: get ready because, generally, the regional railway trains are very bad and sometimes very dirty, so don’t create high expectations! If you use the train, always choose the high speed train to avoid this type of problem.
- One more thing: the time that is lost with all these trips, could be used to get more out of the city visited!
Important to Know
Trenitalia is the main Italian company dedicated to the management of rail transport. Find out here “What is the difference between trains in Italy?“. Buy your ticket online in advance and save a lot! To learn more, read our post “How to buy a train ticket in Italy?“.
Unfortunately in Italy, trains (with the exception of high-speed trains) can be delayed, especially in winter! So be prepared for that possibility. As my husband says, just as it is true that in Italy you eat VERY well, it is certain that trains are always late!
I have lived in Italy for several years and I am used to these types of trains, but I prefer to warn readers about this; if you want to travel on clean, comfortable trains and without delay (especially in southern Italy) you should always use high-speed trains, which cost a little more, but, in my opinion, the difference in value the most is really worthwhile.
2) How to go to CASCIA from Rome? WITH A GROUP TOUR
My first indication is a small group tour that offers, more or less, what a private tour offers. The difference is that the city tour has fixed days to carry out the tours. This type of proposal is unique, in terms of quality and benefit, as you will get a much better price, since the values can be shared with more people. Also read What to do in a day in Assisi?
Group tours are a great alternative for those who do not want to spend so much and for those who are not used to traveling alone and therefore prefer to be in a group, where there will be a person who will organize all the tours of the day! That way you don’t have to worry about anything! Just being rested and willing to discover magnificent places! There are several tours that depart from the center of Rome, near Termini station. Right next to the station they have a place that sells this type of tour, so just go there and hire the service! You wanted to do a city tour, didn’t you? Click the link below and check it out!
- IDEAL option if you are alone, as a couple or with up to seven friends;
- Save on the time you would spend going to the train stations to take the trains, or with transportation to reach the tourist places to be visited in Assisi;
- Visit of TWO cities on the same day (Assisi and Cascia);
- Less time spent traveling, fees for taxis, trains and transportation;
- Service with the charm that the Italian can offer and with the excellence that you seek;
- You can enjoy a “bicchiere di vino” (drink wine) during lunch without having to worry about driving afterwards :), since in Italy the laws are strict against those who drive after they have drunk (even a small amount of alcohol) ;
- If you have children, it will be a great option!
- If you are with elderly people or people with limited mobility, this option is ideal, as it requires little movement and, when necessary, you will have all the necessary assistance.
- There is practically none! Just the issue of adapting to the program of the day, and meeting the tour schedule!
- Remember, always read customer testimonials before proceeding with the reservation.
3) How to go to Cascia from Rome? BY BUS
If your choice is by bus: you will have to go to the Tirbutina bus and train station to take the bus, there are few departures per day, so it is important to go one day or, preferably, two days before to the station for buy the ticket so that it finds availability and so that it has all the schedules. The operator is BusItalia. Between the train and the bus I think the bus is better to lose less time.
Schedules from Rome to Cassia – Schedules from Cassia to Rome
|Cascia – Rome / Rome – Cascia|
|Rome. Tiburtina Station||07.30am||Cascia||10.40am||Daily|
|Cascia||07.30am||Rome, Tiburtina Station||10.31am||Mon-Sat|
|Rome. Tiburtina Station||03.30pm||Cascia||06.34pm||Mon-Sat|
|Cascia||03.30pm||Rome. Tiburtina Station||06.31pm||Mon-Sat|
- We are not responsible for any changes in schedules.
- The value of the ticket which is very cheap.
Virtually the same disadvantages that you have if you choose the train.
- Frequent delays can cause you to lose precious time on your way out, and especially on your return;
- Buses can break, get traffic or leave you somewhere you don’t know, be careful not to get lost;
- Tickets are not always available for the times you prefer, the interval between buses, like those on trains, is long, reaching two hours! Be patient! I advise you to go buy the bus ticket the day before to have everything organized.
4) How to go to Cascia from Rome? WITH A RENTED CAR
You can go to a Rent a Car and rent a car for a day to go to Cascia, and if you have time, you can also stop by other cities nearby, such as Assisi, Perugia or Orvieto! If you are renting a car be sure to read our posts in the section Driving in Italy on the blog Traveling to Italy. In addition to car itinerary tips, we have everything about signage, tolls, roads and many more tips.
In addition, it is important to know that in tourist cities there are places (old town) where PARKING is NOT ALLOWED, and can only be used by residents! So it is important not to go to these places so as not to take unnecessary fines. In Italy it is common for them to tow the car or put that hubcap that blocks the vehicle’s exit! Be careful!
How to understand what these places are? See this post that talks about it, but in any case another tip for those who are unsure about it, is to park a little outside from the center and take a walk to reach the area, spending a little more, by taxi or other public transport.
- If you are in a group with 4 or 5 people it will be a great option instead of taking the train;
- Great for visiting more places on the same day, at your time and pace;
- It is the best form of transport for people who are used to driving anywhere and it is easy to locate!
- IF YOU DRIVE: DO NOT DRINK!
- Generally, those who drive cannot enjoy the beautiful view around, because you can’t take your eyes off the road!
- Extra expenses with GPS (average price of € 15.00 – A DAY) so you don’t get lost so much.
- Another thing, folks: to drive in Italy, as I have explained several times, is it essential to have an International Driver License AND your original driver license (in English) or with an official translation, ok?! If you don’t have these documents: DO NOT DRIVE, as you will have a lot of problems if you are stopped by the Italian police! READ ALSO: DO I NEED THE IDL TO DRIVE IN ITALY?
- Those who drive cannot drink, the Italian laws on this are very strict and you take the risk of getting a really huge fine. So if you intend to taste great Italian wine during lunch pay attention! Don’t risk ruining your vacation!
- It is not a suitable option for people who do not have the confidence to ask for information, especially if they do not speak Italian, as with the train or the bus not knowing the territory you can end up wasting precious time that could be used for tourist visits.
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5) How to go to Cascia from Rome? WITH A PRIVATE TOUR
The last option is a private tour. The advantage of the private tour is the total freedom to decide your own time, not having to wait to leave, wasting unnecessary time and using it to get to know other places. In addition, the tour departs comfortably from your own hotel, which is important when you have little time available to visit a few places. In addition, of course, the arrival will not be at the train or bus station, but directly at the tourist spot you want to visit. And if you book in advance, you will often be able to have the driver in your own language, so you can easily ask for clarification about the trip.
This type of tour is ideal for VIPs and for small groups of friends or for the elderly. This type of service guarantees absolute comfort for those who travel. Basically, you should just enjoy the tour without the stress of attending train, subway, bus schedules, or worrying about where the main places to be seen are!
Are you interested in Private Tour?
- IDEAL option if you are a couple or with up to seven friends!
- It is safe, comfortable and you make your own schedules!
- Great for visiting more places on the same day, at your time and pace;
- You can enjoy a “bicchiere di vino” (glass of wine) during lunch without having to worry about driving afterwards :), since in Italy the laws are strict against those who drive after they drank (even a small amount of alcohol);
- You won’t have to worry about train or bus schedules, you won’t have to worry about whether you will be able to return to Rome or not.
- No need to ‘stick to’ schedules and itineraries.
- You will save a LOT of time, which you would lose traveling by bus and train.
- The value is a little higher, but a worthwhile investment! Especially if you like to do everything on your own time.
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How to get to Cascia from Rome? Let’s be careful, the cheap is expensive, especially in a place you don’t know, and without knowing how to speak the local language! So I suggest you think carefully about the options presented above, especially if you are traveling with children and the elderly! Don’t take any risks, invest a little more and travel safely, comfortably and without worries or risks of ruining your long-awaited trip, O.K.? Regardless of the way you decide to take this trip, I hope my advice is useful for you to be able to make your trip peaceful and safe.
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