Exploring Minturnae, a forgotten ancient city on the Appian Way
A stretch of the Appian Way passing through the forgotten ancient city of Minturnae, (originally an Auruncian city, and one of the three towns of the Aurunci who allied themselves with the Samnites and fought against Rome in 314 BCE.) It was taken over by the Romans and became a Roman colony in 296 BCE. (Info and photos by Carole Raddato/Following Hadrian) -- Ancient History Encyclopedia
Walking from the center of Rome, Via Appia, or the Appian Way seems like another small ruin, lined with cafes and restaurants looking to take the tourist dollar. In reality, it is one of the longest and oldest roads built by the Roman empire and neatly encapsulates much of the great history of Rome.