They say all roads lead to Rome – and in the third century BC, they did. Soon you’ll be able to walk a legendary route from Rome to Puglia as details of an ambitious project are unveiled.
The Italian government plans to reconstruct Italy’s most historic road, the Appian Way, opening up the Italian countryside via the ancient cobblestones of Italy’s oldest trail.
When finished, it will take two weeks to walk the complete route from the Colosseum in Rome to the coastal city of Brindisi. In the meantime, you may want to explore smaller sections – there are 29 to discover, each a manageable six-hour walk – and take a picnic to a beautiful location along the way.