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The Appia Antica Route

The Via Appia Antica connected Rome to Brindisi, the most important port for Greece and the East in the world of Ancient Rome. The Appia is probably the most famous Roman road of which remains traces; its importance is confirmed by the nickname with which the Romans called it: Regina Viarum.

A long path that winds through the centuries: with its more than 2000 years of history, the Appia Antica shows evidence of an illustrious and fascinating past, still clearly visible among the ruins that face the roadside.

Episodes of the great history and everyday life resound in this idyllic setting since the times of ancient Rome, in a continuous unfolding between the “dark centuries” of the Middle Ages, through the Renaissance, until the creation of the open-air museum commissioned by Pope Pius IX in the mid-nineteenth century.