Via Caecilia, an ancient highroad of Italy, which diverged from the Via Salaria at the 35th mile (56 km) from Rome, and ran by Amiternum to the Adriatic coast, passing probably by Hadria (Atri). A branch ran to Interamna Praetuttiorum (Teramo) and thence probably to the sea at Castrum Novum (Giulianova), a distance of about 151 miles (243 km) from Rome. It was probably constructed by Lucius Caecilius Metellus Diadematus (consul in 117 BC, censor 115).[1]


  1. ^  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Caecilia, Via". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 4 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 933. This cites:
    • Christian Hülsen, in Notizie degli Scavi (1896), 87 seq.
    • N. Persichetti in Römische Mitteilungen (1898), 193 seq.: (1902), 277 seq.