All roads lead to Rome, as the saying goes. The Via Clodia, reasobaly well-preserved parts of which can still be seen on the territory of Anguillara Sabazia, used to be one of these famous ancient “consular roads”.
Via Clodia Anguillara Sabazia
History and description
The ancient consular road Via Clodia was built between the end of the 3rd and the beginning of the 2nd century BC.
Its purpose was to create a faster connection between Rome and the area conquered from the Etruscans by the Romans in 280 BC.
This probably involved the use of an earlier road built by the Etruscans themselves.
Part of the route that runs through the territory of Anguillara is well preserved.
The street is 4.50 meters wide. In some places the white street edge can still be seen.
The Via Clodia used to be known as the “Street of the Springs.”