The ancient Appian Way: on the path of the Romans

This prestigious road built in 312BC was known as the queen of the roads: from Rome it reached southern Italy, the city of Brindisi, which was a major port on the Adriatic and the gateway to Eastern Europe.

A leisurely stroll along a section of the oldest Roman road to discover the way Romans travelled, built roads but also to learn about their funerary customs: in fact the Appian Way like many other roads was lined up with hundreds of tombs. We’ll visit one of the landmarks of the Appian Way: the tomb of Cecilia Metella.

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