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Via Salaria – Roman road

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Via Salaria is marked in red
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Via Salaria (literally “the salt road”) is one of the oldest roads in Italy and is even older than the Eternal City itself. The 242 km long road connected the capital of the Empire with the Adriatic Sea.

Via Salaria takes its name from the Latin word salis meaning “salt”; because this road was used to transport inland salt from coastal brines (this was done by ancient Sabines).

The Salt Road started just outside Porta Salaria in Rome and ended in Castrum Truentinum, next to Martinsicuro.

  • Ray Laurence, The roads of Roman Italy: mobility and cultural change, 1999

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