About Rome

The consular roads of Rome

The Romans, in order to increase their empire, began to build long straight roads for commercial and military to allow it to his soldiers and merchants to move more easily. The consular roads in Italy are ten and all lead to Rome, which is why one of the proverbs Italian is "All roads lead to Rome".

Today some streets retain many monuments, here is what are the most important.

Via Latina
Via Latina has a prehistoric origin and originally started to Tiberina from the Park of Latin Tombs until you reach Naples. The route was modified in the third century BC and were think of the ramifications which led to neighboring countries. Via Latina it is 147 miles long, and from Rome, you could reach Capua in five days' walk.

Via Prenestina
This road was called, initially by the Romans cabin and only later took this name because it connected Rome to Palestrina. In this way you can see the arches belonging Aqueduct of Alexander Severus who came to the baths of Nero after a journey of 22 kilometers. Via Prenestina in Rome it leads from Porta Maggiore in Centocelle and, during this process, you can find plenty to records of the Roman people as the Colombarium Largo Praeneste or Tower Prenestino.

Appian Way
Is the consular most beautiful of Rome preserves, still today, all along its path: villas, theaters, churches and aqueducts funerary monuments. The road was built to get to Brindisi, in Puglia, Rome is the one that links the Circus Maximus and the Baths of Caracalla is a real museum that has within it the Park of old that starts at Porta San Sebastiano .

Via Salaria
The road that start from Via Salaria it connects Rome to the Adriatic Sea, so called because it was used to transport salt. E 'in this context that there was the rape of the Sabines, the ancient road, the scene of the rape of the Sabine was characterized by curative springs where the Romans built many spas.