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Sunday, October 5, 2014

The Via Appia Antica

Today we wandered out of Rome to walk on the Appian way, a road built in 312 BC, from the city all the way to the heel of Italy. Here are the original cobbles, that we hobbled over. Along the way are ruins and catacombs, multi - leveled crypts for early Christians.  The one we visited had over 19 kilometers of tunnels and it was quite spooky wandering through the dark stone passageways, carved out to hold the bodies of the dead.
That road to the coast is beautiful but very long, and we finally returned home, just in time for the evening passiagiato which rhymes with gelato, of course.

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