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Apijski road (Via Appia)

Apijski road (Via Appia) was one of the oldest and most strategically important road that was built by the Roman Republic. He was connecting Rome to Brindisi in Apulia (Puglia), in southeastern Italy. The road was named after Appius Claudius Blind, Roman censor, which is 312 BC and started and completed construction of the first section during samnitskih wars. The road is long 563 km. Alongside the road you can come across ancient tombs of noble families. Among the graves can be found and the Christian catacombs, tombs of St. Sebastian, St. Domitilla, St. Callixtus and finally tomb Cecilia Metella.

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