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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 …

A Walk along the Appian Way

Traced by Appius Claudius from Rome to Capua in 312 BC it was the symbol of the expansion towards the more civilized Greek colonies of Southern Italy. Chosen by men and illustrious families to erect their monumental tombs, many of which unfortunately looted and destroyed in the following …