"Walk Along The Ancient Appian Way" Sperlonga Off The Beaten Path Tip by NonnaLou
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The infamous highway, the Via Appia , is a testament to the remarkable organisational and engineering ability of the Romans. Construction of this, the first and most famous of the ancient Roman roads, was commenced in 312 AD by the Appius Claudius Caecus. It was called the "Queen of Roads" (Regina Viarum) and was to be the main means of communication between Rome to the south, to Capua, and was later extended down to Brindisi, with a total length of more than 563 km (350 miles).
Just outside Itri (4.5 km towards Fondi) original sections of this road have been unearthed to create a walkway through the mountains. It was paved with smoothly fitting blocks of hard wearing lava.
More Roman remains can be found in Fondi, Formia and Minturno.
For more information visit my Itri, Formia and Minturno pages at Virtual Tourist
or my personal website at: http://trecancelle.shapcott-family.com
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