Sunday, August 09, 2015

Appian way

Tomorrow it will be back to work, as I have been on Holiday since July 29. I had a great time in Ponza and Gaeta: sunny weather and good environment (first of all clean beaches, and secondly, two interesting archaeological sites). 
The picture below shows a part of the old Appian way next to Gaeta (130 km South from Roma). It's the earliest and strategically most important Roman road, which  connected Rome to South Italy. We visited that interesting archaeological site on August 1st in the late afternoon, when the weather wasn't too hot. 


 
The Appian way, with its large stones, was built  in 312 B.C. by the Romans, and it spanned 350 miles (563km).   It allowed trade and access to the east, specifically Greece.  Nowadays, it is a beautiful place to visit and walk, but it is not a safe path to run or cycle,  because those big cobblestones may be dangerous.

In the meanwhile, I've planned to run a 8 km  race on August 27th,  although I am not running as I should at the moment. I think I'll run that  race as training. The race starts at 8:30 pm and we'll run in the dark.  

Nice week to everyone!

4 comments:

Char said...

The Romans were so ahead of their time. It's no wonder that they were able to conquer so much of the world. They led the way in innovation.

Black Knight said...

Volendo si potrebbe partecipare all'Appia Run.
Alla Pilastrissima non faremo prigionieri!

Amy Crawshaw said...

There are so many very cool archeological sites in Italy! Hope you're back in the swing of things at work...

HalfCrazed Runner said...

I'm not running like I am used to either. Coach says there's an ebb and flow to running. We must ride the tide! Good luck in your race!