Appia Road Segment 05
From CAGNOLETTO Mount (Sublanuvio) to CISTERNA DI LATINA (Ad Sponsas)
From Cagnoletto Mount (Sublanuvio) starts the second straight stretch of the Appia road, angled 5° south-east of the first, 59 km long in the direction of the Rupe di Leano; a Rupe that only on clear days can be recognised with the naked eye from the hill.
This segment is characterised by numerous containment works (see points: POI 061 – POI 063 – POI 073 – POI 074 – POI 080 ) and hydraulic reclamation works that have now disappeared, or are difficult to see, necessary to pass over land furrowed by many small watercourses (see points: POI 079 – POI 085).
On the other hand, the original route, complete in many places with paving stones (see points: POI 058 – POI 059 – POI 060 – POI 067 – POI 068 – POI 069 – POI 078 – POI 081) is still a pleasant walk through beautiful countryside in the municipality of Velletri (see points: POI 062 – POI 064 – POI 072 – POI 082 – POI 083 – POI 086 – POI 087 – POI 088).
We also encounter the remains of an building above roman aqueduct and a medieval castle, and the bridge over the Mele stream, which is difficult to access.
Before the junction with the SS7 – the modern Appia road, at 48 km coming from Velletri, there was the statio Ad Sponsas.