"The Appian WayBuilt in 312BC..." Ancient Rome Tip by makai

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<b><font color=blue>The Appian Way</font></b>
Built in 312BC the Via Appia is the oldest Roman road that went south towards Naples. Today it is hardly used. There is a restaurant out this way, a church with a healthy cloister of nuns, and of course the catacombs. After the hustle and bustle of Rome, this is a great peaceful walk into the countryside where you will find farmers cutting hay in the Circus of Maxentius. In the photo to the left of the rider's helmet on the horizon you can just barely make out the towers of the old Roman gate, Porta San Sabastiano. When you walk from the gate you will see that they use candles as streetlights along the Via Appia Antica.
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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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