On Ancient Roads
The scenery in Italy is stunning with ruins, castles, gardens, vineyards and sweeping vistas (and villas). And the earliest paved roads were built by the Romans, I was struck by the beauty of the break away passing under this ruined gate way before they crossed the river into the town of Valeggio Sul Mincio. Fortunately for the riders the road has been modernized since the days of the Roman Empire. I had the chance to try to cycle on the Appian Way outside of Rome, there was no way my little skinny tired road bike was going over those stones!