Alongside of the ancient Via Amerina, between Monte Cimino and the Tiber, surrounded by a frame of mountains, stands Vasanello.
The earliest records of Vasanello (who once, for an exchange of consonants and the similarity with the nearby Bassano was called Bassanello), date back to the tenth century, when the center was granted as a fief from the Pope to the Abbey of San Silvestro in Rome.
In the thirteenth century the Abbey was in the hands of a women's religious community which also administered the surrounding land, donating a part to the community.
In the Middle Ages the period of infighting in Rome, Bassanello experienced a period of relative calm, protected by its walls and by an agreement with neighboring municipalities in order to maintain mutual peace and defend against common enemies.
Over the centuries the different Popes granted the castle and then the territories of Bassanello to powerful local families such as the Orsini, the Della Rovere, the Colonna. With the latter the town ushered in a period of stability and splendor, until the seventeenth century when its assets passed to the Bank of Italy and then to the Agrarian University.
The castle was eventually acquired at the beginning of the last century by Luigi Misciattelli who restored it and planted there a superbly crafted pottery.
At this point the city returned to be called Vasanello, from "Vaso” (Pot), because the first ones who settled on its lands did it in order to start this valuable activity, resumed only centuries later.