Maria Teresa Fasce
nave of the lower basilica
the basilica seen from below
cross supported by six angels
I am planning to go to Cascia from Rome in September, 26. I plan to take the train to Spoleto and take the bus from Spoleto to Cascia. So, I have some questions: Are the buses every hour from Spoleto to Cascia and back to catch the evening train to Rome?
It does not appear so...however, I get different information from different websites...
http://www.comune.cascia.pg.it/Trasporti.asp - this is the website for the Comune of Cascia. Note that it shows (if you scroll down) 5 buses that leave on Sundays from Spoleto to Cascia (the ones with "Fest" or "Giorn" at the top of the column). Fer = weekdays (including Sat); Fest = Sundays and holidays; Giorn = daily.
However, if you go to the SSIT website itself (the bus company referred to by the Comune), when you ask for its schedules on Sunday, you get only two buses: one that leaves Spoleto at 07:46 and the other that leaves at 17:17. See http://ro.autobus.it/TP/ssit/bw.aspx?crosspage=true&d=&ts=0%3a0&te=23%3a59&cs=spoleto&ce=cascia&is=&ie=&cvs=&cve=&ty=0&mf=-1&mc=-1>u=1
However, a footnote on the Cascia website says "Coincidenza per Cascia" referring to Serravalle, which suggests that most (or all) buses in this table at http://www.comune.cascia.pg.it/Trasporti.asp are not direct, but connect in Serravalle, while the ro.autobus.it website may show only direct buses.
In any case, note that you should expect the bus service to be reduced on Sunday (the 26th) so when you're checking schedules, make extremely sure that it is a Sunday/holiday schedule you are checking (festivi).
Note that another company (Spoletina) runs a couple of buses a day direct from Rome to Cascia and back (http://www.spoletina.com/attachments/LineaCascia-Norcia-Roma.pdf). In your case, for a day trip, there is a daily departure from Roma Tiburtina (the train station east of Termini) at 07:30, arrives, in Cascia at 10:30, then at 16:30 on Sundays (at least, on your Sunday), a bus leaves Cascia for the three hour trip back to Rome.