Via Domiziana

Via Domiziana is the modern name for the Via Domitiana in the Campania region of Italy, a major Roman road built in 95 AD under (and named for) the emperor, Domitian, to facilitate access to and from the important ports of Puteoli (modern Pozzuoli) and Portus Julius (home port of the western Imperial fleet, consisting of the waters around Baiae and Cape Misenum) in the Gulf of Naples.[1][2] The road led up the coast and joined the Appian Way at Formiae. It was damaged by Alaric in 420 AD and ultimately destroyed by Gaiseric in 455 AD. It was partially restored under various rulers of the Kingdom of Naples in the Middle Ages and in its modern guise is a major coast road leading north from Naples. The via Domitiana is not to be confused with the similar-sounding via Domitia in France.


  1. di Mauro, Leonardo (2003). Ferrari-Bravo, Anna, ed. Naples: The City and Its Famous Bay. Milan, Italy: Touring Club of Italy. p. 12. ISBN 88-365-2836-8.
  2. Balsdon, John (1970). Rome: the story of an empire. World University Library. New York: McGraw Hill. p. 64. OCLC 112699.

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