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Broadcaster, writer and former director of ENGLISH National Opera Dennis Marks takes a journey from Rome to Brindisi along the first super-highway of the Western world.
In the company of politicians, historians, writers, musicians and the ancient Latin poet Horace, he follows the ancient road into an Italy almost unknown to the casual traveller.
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Broadcaster, writer and film-maker Dennis Marks continues his journey along the first super-highway of the Western world.
This week he passes the Pontine Marshes, where Mussolini built new towns for the citizens of his third Roman Empire, the coastal pleasure palaces of the Emperor Tiberius and Lady Emma Hamilton, before ending up in a General Strike and a war between two pizzerias in the port of Naples.
Dennis Marks continues his journey along the first super-highway of the Western world.
In today's programme he crosses the region of Puglia in the heel of Italy, a deeply rural culture closer to Greece and Albania than it is to Rome, and reaches his destination at the port of Brindisi.