When I first walked out upon the Appian Way, I was forced to dodge busses and speeding cars, often by squeezing myself between their paths and some high walls. Nevertheless, the scenery was quite interesting. Ruins, sheep, churches with catacombs, beautiful countryside, and romantic diversions carried out gingerly in parked Alfas drew my city-weary eyes.
Now they close the Via Appia Antica on Sundays to traffic. It`s much better without the cars.