Where to follow Roman roads
Walking along the paths of antiquity
The network of long straight public roads built by the Romans provided efficient means for the overland movement of armies, officials, civilians, and trade goods. These roads radiated out of Rome to connect cities, major towns, and military bases in all four corners of the empire. Roads were also a very visible indicator of the power of Rome, with many featuring forts, triumphal gates and arches, and other monuments built along the way as a show of strength to anyone who traveled these cobblestone highways. Vestiges of these ancient routes still exist; a few are still in use. And walking one of these roads is to literally follow in the footsteps of history.
Pull on your sandals and head into the past by clicking through this gallery of famous Roman roads.
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