When we have a weekend that isn’t crazy busy, we try to make time to do something fun with the kids—that normally involves exploring something in our city. With the gorgeous spring weather, we recently went over to Via Appia Antica for an afternoon passeggiata. The kids always love being able to run wild in some green space. It was amazing to be walking across the same stone road that Paul & Peter walked a couple thousand years ago.
This road is the reason we have the saying that “all roads lead to Rome.” It was engineered in the 5th century B.C. and was the widest and largest road of its time. It originally extended to the Adriatic coast, where boats left for Egypt, Greece, and North Africa.
Today, the road is protected by fields and large estates on either side. It’s incredibly quite, peaceful, and the perfect place to head to when you need to take a nice walk with the family.