or AD BACCANAS
, a station on the Via Cassia, still called Baccano.
It is placed by the Itineraries 21 M. P. from Rome, and 12 from Sutrium (Itin. Ant. p. 286; Tab. Peut.), and must, therefore, have been about a mile farther on the road than the modern Baccano;
the latter consists only of an inn and a few houses, and the ancient “mutatio” was probably little more.
It stands in a basin-shaped hollow, evidently the crater of an extinct volcano, and which must have formed a small lake until artificially drained. (Nibby, Dintorni di Roma,
vol. i. p. 281; Dennis's Etruria,
vol. i. p. 78.)