Via Praenestina

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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.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Praenestina, Via". Encyclopædia Britannica. 22 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 244.