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Posted on Nov 1, 2011 | 4 comments

I was heading to the post office yesterday when I passed a building sandwiched in between the train station and Piazza della Repubblica that I have passed many times before.  For some reason I started observing the interesting shape to this building, it’s 18th century curves and lines, all abandoned and boarded up now.  My eyes wandered toward the signage and noticed that it must have been an old bathhouse and hair salon for men and women that had clearly seen better days.  The heavy wrought iron railing in front had the letters CASPAS, but I wasn’t able to find any information about what those letters stood for.  Does anyone know the answer to this mystery?


  1. CASa del PASseggero (passenger’s house). This is the “albergo diurno”, a hotel for travellers who needed a brief stay in Rome.

    • Thank you Antonio and #6 for the information! I was hoping a reader would come through and help me out.

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