JUBILEE CULTURAL ROUTES

Borgo Faiti

You are along the route: TRAVELLING TOWARDS ROME. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL

Forum Appii

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At km 72.800 of the SS 7 Appia, at the crossroad with SS 156 (Monti Lepini)
Always visible.

The Appian Way had rest stations all along its path, in which travellers could stay and get a shelter for the night, have a warm meal or let the horses recover. Near Borgo Fàiti and Cisterna di Latina you can still find the remaining of the old mansiones of Forum Appii and Tres Tabernae, the only historically certified destinations in Latium of the Saint Paul’s Journey to the capital. Here “the brothers coming from Rome” went to see the Apostle to support and comfort him. The rests of the two places are actually not so visible, indeed it is still very impressive to stop in these places, in a landscape full of ancient memories.

The most ancient notice to Forum Appii is to be found in a passage by Suetonius. This place was famous for the production of the “setino” wine and had a river port. Here the navigable Decennovium channel started and went all along the Appian Way for ca. 19 miles until Terracina. The poet Horace stopped here in 37 B.C. and tells about the presence of the port, used to transport travellers and agricultural products through barges pulled by donkeys.
In this area before Casale Frappo a headstone was placed by Pope Pius VI about the road works promoted by Emperors Nerva and Trajan. After Casale, on the left shore, a milestone remembers the name of Nerva and the indication of the XLIII mile of the Appian Way. A roman bridge with only one fornix and a squared shape, being restored during the XVIII century, goes beyond the river Cavata.

How to get the step: Borgo Faiti

SS156, 42, 04018 Ponte Corradini LT, Italy

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