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Exploring The Appian Way - Ancient Rome's First Highway



Exploring The Appian Way - Ancient Rome's First Highway

"The saying goes, all roads lead to Rome. The Appian Way, or Via Appia Antica, was the first road of Rome's highways to be built, and the road that set the standards for all to follow.

The Appian Way is known as "Regina Virus", the Queen of Roads, and it got its start in 312 BC, when it was planned by censor Appius Claudius Caecus as a fast road between Rome and Capua to more easily move soldiers. The road was extended over the following decades and centuries, extending as far as Brindisi by 191 BC.

Since its creation, the road has played a major part in the history of the Roman Empire and the world. With connections to such figures as Spartacus, Saint Peter, and a number of emperors of Rome. Traveling down the road you really get a feel for what Rome was like at another time.

We traveled the first seven or so miles of the Appian Way via e-bike, from its historical starting point of the Circus Maximus, past the catacombs and the Church of the Domine Quo Vadis, the Villa of Maxentius, the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, the Villa of the Quintili and more.

While a lot of the historic sights in Rome, Italy can be extremely crowded, join us as we get away from everyone, and enjoy Rome as it once was, via the Appian Way.

We rented our e-bikes from Easy Bike Rent, located across the street from the Circus Maximus on the northwest corner." from video introduction


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