The Original Appian Way

The name Appian Way is taken from the name of the oldest and most important ancient Roman road. It ran south 360 miles from Rome to Brundisium. Construction began in 312BC, by Appius Claudius Caecus.

The Appian Way was the first information superhighway. It spread Roman commerce and culture beyond the Roman Empire. Sections of the original road are still in use today.

Original Appian Way, Rome
Photo credit: Hugh Lester

A Murder on the Appian Way
(hopefully the last one)

David Evans