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St Rita -Cascia visit

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St Rita -Cascia visit


We visited Cascia in 2007 and are returning in july 2010.Last time we visited we caught the bus from rome to cascia and returned to rome that afternoon.

This time we are planning on coming from rome again but staying a night in maybe cascia or preferably assisi,would we be better to hire a car from rome for a few days and drive ourselves to and from? or get the train from rome to assisi then hire a car to go to cascia and return the car to assisi and go back to rome by train?

We really are not interested in sitting on the bus again for 3-4hrs each way.


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1. Re: St Rita -Cascia visit

I recommend a car.

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2. Re: St Rita -Cascia visit

There is also bus service out of Spoleto.


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3. Re: St Rita -Cascia visit

Is it necessary for you to stay in Rome during your entire trip?

I ask because your trip is a lot of travel time for one night...wouldn't it be more comfortable - whether you take a bus/train/car - to go and enjoy the area for a couple of days - staying at a location in the area?

Norcia, only a short distance from Cascia, is lovely and the home of St. Benedict - and, for you food worshippers - the home of luscious black truffles and pork/wild boar products -

and depending on the time of the year you will be in the region - the flowers in the mountain valley are worth a trip.

Perhaps revise your plans and rent a car from the outskirsts of Rome - or Rome Airport - or take a train to Orvieto to rent a car there - and drive to Cascia/Norcia area, stay in a hotel or rent an apartment for a night and truly enjoy the experience.

Then drive to Assisi, stopping off on the way, in Montefalco area - Montefalco is the home of 7 Saints (it must be the water:) - and then travel just a few more miles to visit Assisi - stay in a hotel or rent an apartment there ...

You'll have to drop off your rental car (if you don't want to drive back to Rome) - in Perugia or Foligno - Foligno being the easiest as it will be on the route back to Rome.

Just something to think about...without knowing why you want to go back to Rome, it is difficult to give specific information.

Edited: 1:30 pm, April 08, 2010
Sydney, Australia
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Thanks for replys.

unfortunantly our hands are tied time wise.We will be in santa margherita prior to rome and using rome exclusively as a base due to my wife having family there.We need to move onto sorrento and then calabria shortly after to stay with more family and experience our 1st fiesta!!!

Due to my wife being a dedicated follower of St Rita of Cascia a visit is a must no matter how short a stay.Trying to make the best of a short time frame.

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5. Re: St Rita -Cascia visit

Then you should absolutely take a car from Rome. If in Rome you are not far from a train station, then you could consider take the train until Orte and take a car from there.

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