Appian Way

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The Appian Way is an ancient road, built of paving blocks. It is located in Rome and was built in 312 BC for the purpose of transporting military supplies. It is called the “Queen of Roads” because it has lasted so long.

The Ancient Appian was Rome’s gateway to the East before modern streets and highways were built. It was a straight line to the important town of Capua and then stretched on 400 miles to Brindisi where Roman ships sailed to Egypt and Greece.

Tourists come to admire the Ancient Appian Way and to take a step back in time. The road can be accessed by bike, on foot, and parts of it by car.

Tips: Try to visit on a Sunday when the park is closed to vehicle traffic.

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