All roads lead to Rome

Bagni di Lucca and Beyond

The Appian Way, or Via Appia was named after Appius Claudius Caecus. The first section was a military road to the south, completed in 312 BC.

By the late Republic the Romans had expanded over most of Italy and were masters of road construction. Their roads began at Rome and extended to the borders of their domain…All roads lead to Rome.

Some of the road still exists and is used by vehicles. It is also possible to follow the Appia on foot for about 16 kilometres from its beginning near the Baths of Caracalla.

Once you leave the city there is some interesting scenery along the way. In particular, there is an ancient aqueduct well worth a visit.

Appian Way aqueduct

Appian Way aqueduct

AppIan Way aqueduct

AppIan Way aqueduct

Appian Way aqueduct

The old bricks seem to be holding up well.

AppIan Way aqueduct

AppIan Way aqueduct

I wonder if the golfers ever stop to just take in the view.

Appian Way aqueduct

Rome has a never ending stock of ancient…

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