Sunday, February 3, 2008

Appian Way Adventure in the New York Times

Today in the New York Times Travel section is a short article on the sights and tastes of the Via Appia (Appian Way). The Via Appia was the major road out of Ancient Rome leading to points south. Today you can visit catacombs, ancient tombs (like the tomb of Cecilia Metella, pictured), good restaurants and even a relatively well preserved circus (ancient racetrack). You'll avoid the crowds of the center of Rome as you walk along the ancient paving stones which still show the ruts from Roman chariots and carts. Go on Sundays when the road is closed to automobiles and scooters.

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