Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Via Egnatia…Stage 7

Stage 7  – from Durres! Monday we start from Durres towards Macedonia and Greece.   Advertisements

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Appia or Trajana? The search for a new route for the South

  Written on a packed, noisy ferry to Albania!  The routes we have been walking are the remains of the practical highways and economic arteries of early Rome and subsequent cultures. The Appia Antica is occasionally obscured, often reused in … Continue reading

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The end of Appia

Well, we have walked into Brindisi,  if rather less than triumphantly, having walked the vast majority of the Via Appia Antica. From Taranto we covered the 80 odd remaining kilometres in two days.  The end of the Italian section being … Continue reading

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Von Matera nach Taranto

Wir sind gestern in Taranto angelangt, einer bedeutenden Hafenstadt Italiens. Auf einer Insel zwischen dem “Mar Piccolo” und dem “Mar Grande” befindet sich die einst wohl praechtige und eindrueckliche Altstadt. Ueber die Jahrhunderte sind jedoch viele der Gebaeude verkommen. Notduerftig … Continue reading

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We’re all going on a Appia Holiday, no more Appia for a day or two! tra la la…..

  (This is only funny if you are English, and probably not then) Entering Venosa as so often is the case, unpromising. Every recent effort to construct suburbs in such towns has led to unattractiveness if not ugliness. Perhaps the … Continue reading

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Higher up into the Hills of Basilicata

  After leaving Apollosa, we decided to take a rest day in Benevento. From that quiet if interesting town,  we have followed the Via Appia Antica as it climbed into the limestone highlands and volcanic uplands of the southern Apennines.  … Continue reading

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Out of Caserta, and into Benevento

At Apollosa,  just short of Benevento. After Scauri, we covered 35km in two stages to Mondragone, then the next day 36km to Capua – and then 32km to St Maria a Vico.  14th, we were tired – and covered 32km … Continue reading

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The Latina in the Heat. Tomorrow Mondragone and the Caserta

It is hot!  30-35C and more. We have been walking morning and then evening if possible avoiding the worst of the heat. Latina to Terracina.  Then to Fondi and in the evening a camp on the original Via Appia in … Continue reading

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South of Rome – the Via Appia

Well, we are now moving slowly South of Rome towards Puglia. It will be 25 km a day while we get used to the packs again. Day one started with a colossal thunder storm, and ended in Arriccia. Tomorrow we … Continue reading

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