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Biking along the Appian Way

  Built by Appius Claudius in 312 BC the Appian Way was the symbol of the expansion  of Rome towards Southern Italy (Magna Grecia). Considered and called “the queen of the roads”  it was chosen by illustrious men and families to erect along its sides their monumental tombs (Cecilia …

Walking along history: The Appian Way

The Appian Way was lined by fabulous villas, like those of the brothers Quintilii or the emperor Maxentius, and extensive propertiesbeautiful Mausoleums. During the Middle Ages, many of its monuments were transformed into fortresses