The Appian Way or Via Appia Through Itri

The original route of the Via Appia Antica, the ancient Appian Way, runs straight through the centre of lower half of Itri. The road is quite narrow, not designed for modern day traffic. In Itri separate neighbourhoods developed along the Corso Appio Claudio such as Lo Straccio and San Gennaro.  The road is tightly lined on both sides by ancient dwelling houses. It is paved in slabs of hard volcanic rock which have become shiny and polished with wear.

Appius Claudius Caecus

The Appian Way was the project of the Roman statesman Appius Claudius Caecus. This was a road that was intended to stretch from Rome to Capua.  Later it was extended to reach the port of Brindisi in the heel of the boot of Italy.  It became an very important military and commercial route linking Rome and the mainland to other territories of the Roman Empire such as North Africa, Greece, Egypt and the Middle East.  From Rome the road ran along a straight route to Terracina. From here it headed slightly inland through Fondi and Itri and onwards in a south easterly direction towards Capua, in Campania, passing through the ports of Mola in Formia and Minturnae.

The road was built in 312 AD and was roughly 6 metres (10 feet) in width and totalled 230 miles (370 kilometres) in length.  It was built by using polygonal blocks of basalt which rested on a base of small stones and gravel and mortar. The surface was slightly arched to aid drainage.   The rectangular blocks of paving we see today date from the Bourbon era, when a significant amount of work was carried out to maintain the road.

Photos Taken Along the Via Corso Appia Claudio – The Old Appian Way in Itri

Corso Appio Claudio Appian Way in Itri Italy
Arches of an Old House in Itri Italy
An Old House Along The Appian Way in Itri Italy
Washing Hanging From A Balcony in Itri Italy
Arches of an Old House in Itri Italy
Old Window in a House on the Via Appia in Itri Italy
Old Window in a House on the Via Appia in Itri Italy
Itri in Latina South Lazio Italy
Old Window and Balcony along the Via Appia in Itri Italy
Old Window and Balcony along the Via Appia in Itri Italy
The Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
The Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Red Doorway Near the original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio
Water Fountain Along The Old Via Appia in Itri Italy
Old Doorway on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Doorway on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Old Door on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Alley on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Old Doorway on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Old Door on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Window with flower pots on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Doorway on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Green Old Doorway on the Via Appia the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Alley Off Via Appia the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Old Door on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Balcony and Door on the original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Slatted Doorway on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Garden near the Roman Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Doorway on the RomanAppian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Old House on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Doorway on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Satellite Dish on the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Washing Hanging along the Original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
The Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
The Via Appia the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Doorway on The Via Appia the Corso Appio Claudio Itri Italy
Old Balcony Along The Roman Via Appia in Itri Italy
Ferns Growing Along The Roman Via Appia in Itri Italy
The Appian Way Via Appia in Itri Italy
Old House Along The Appian Way Via Appia in Itri Italy
Old Doorway Along The Appian Way Via Appia in Itri Italy
Old Alleyway Along The Appian Way Via Appia in Itri Italy
Religious Shrine Near the original Appian Way the Corso Appio Claudio
Door Knocker Along The Appian Way Via Appia in Itri Italy
Colourful Alleyway Along The Appian Way Via Appia in Itri Italy
Old Carved Doorway Along The Appian Way Via Appia in Itri Italy
Old Turquoise Door Along The Appian Way Via Appia in Itri Italy
Old House Along The Appian Way Via Appia in Itri Italy
Old Alleyway Along The Appian Way Via Appia in Itri Italy
Rusty Wrought Iron Door Along The Appian Way Via Appia in Itri Italy
Mural in San Gennaro in Itri Italy
Courtyard San Gennaro Along The Way of the Appian Way in Itri Italy
Religious Shrine San Gennaro Along The Way of the Appian Way in Itri Italy

In the hills between Itri and Fondi you can walk along a well preserved original section of the Appia Antica.

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