San Cassiano water takes its name from an ancient Romanesque - Gothic abbey, located near our source. The abbey was founded by Benedictine monks between 1119 and 1177. Here they found a place of peace and contemplation. The valley that hosts the abbey was an important place for the ancient Romans. The road to the Chiaromonte pass started here. This road was a deviation of the Consular Flaminia Road, the only road in the time allowed to pass the Apennines from Rome, to get to Ancona.