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The Via Appia Antica, built in 312BC, was the first long road constructed specifically for transportation. Parts of the ancient road are still in use today, including the stretch leaving Rome. The road was an important route for troops and goods going in and out of the city.
Built in 312BC, Via Appia was the first long road constructed specifically to transport troops south, and was later extended as far as Brindisi in Puglia.
The Castelli Romani region in Rome, known for its fertile volcanic soil, produces white and red wines. The region's vineyards have been producing wine for more than 21 centuries, with varieties such as malvasia, trebbiano, cesanese, aleatico, sangiovese, merlot, and montepulciano. Cesanese is a popular red grape in the region, known for its violet color and flavors of black cherries, rose, and juniper.
Cesanese in particular, which many believe to be a grape that's indigenous to the Lazio region and named after the town of Cesano, can be wonderful, violet-coloured and tastes of black cherries, rose and juniper, and also fresh, rather than plodding.
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