Appian Way

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Coordinates: 41° 51′ 7″ N, 12° 31′ 15″ E

Appian Way

Overview

The Appian Way was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, Puglia, in south-east Italy. The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, the Roman censor who began and…

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Description

The Appian Way was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman roads of the ancient republic. It connected Rome to Brindisi, Puglia, in south-east Italy. The road is named after Appius Claudius Caecus, the Roman censor who began and completed the first section as a military road to the south in 312 BC during the Samnite Wars.

Main Sights

  • Porta Appia (Porta San Sebastiano), the gate of the Aurelian Walls
  • Church of Domine Quo Vadis
  • Catacomb of Callixtus
  • San Sebastiano fuori le mura
  • Catacombs of St Sebastian
  • Circus of Maxentius
  • Tomb of Cecilia Metella
  • Roman baths of Capo di Bove
  • Mausoleum of the Orazi and Curiazi
  • Villa dei Quintili, with nympheum, theatre, and baths
  • Mausoleum of Casal Rotondo
  • Minucia tomb
  • Torre Selce
  • Temple of Hercules
  • Berrettia di Prete (tomb and later church)
  • Mausoleum of Gallienus

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