National Geographic : 1936 Sep
SOJOURNING IN THE ITALY OF TODAY 375 ANCIENT ROME'S APPIAN WAY BECOMES A MODERN MOTOR ROAD Snorting uphill beneath a frowning old castle in the village of Itri, a big truck rumbles along the repaved "queen of roads," built by Appius Claudius Caecus in 312 B. C . Photographs by Branson De Cou UNIFORMED GUARDS STAND WATCH AT THE PALAZZO DEL SENATORE AS GUESTS ARRIVE FOR AN OFFICIAL FUNCTION In this building on Capitoline Hill are the offices of Rome's "Governatore." The man with plumed hat resembles an admiral or field marshal in full dress, but actually he is only one of several thousand similarly costumed gendarmes.