Posted by: anzianoandsorellawillie | May 16, 2013

The Ancient Appia Way

The Appia Way was the first and most important of the great roads built by the Romans. Construction began in 312 B.C. in order to have  fast communication between Roma and Capua. As the Roman empire expanded to the south of Italy, the Appia Way was lengthened several times. It ended in the city of Brindisi, the gateway to the East, which is on the Adriatic Sea. The distance from Roma to Brindisi was 365 miles and a 14 day journey in those days. The Appia Way is paved with huge stones called basoli made of basalt rock and roughly polygon in shape.

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