Via Praenestina

Route of Via Praenestina from Rome in a map of ancient Latium.

The Via Praenestina (modern Italian: Via Prenestina) was an ancient Roman road in central Italy.

Initially called Via Gabiana, from Gabii, the ancient city of Old Latium to which it ran, it received a new name having been extended as far as Praeneste (modern Palestrina). Once past Praeneste the road continued towards the Apennines and the source of the Anio River.


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