The Via Amerina takes its name from the city of Amelia and was originally part of the Etruscan road system that connected Vejo with Amelia. After the fall of Vejo in 396 B.C., the road was completely restored by the Romans in 241 B.C. and connected Rome with Umbria and Emilia. In the first stretch it followed the route of the ancient Via Clodia up to Campagnano where it then separated and a section became the Via Amerina.
During the barbarian raids, from the 5th to the 10th century, it was a safe route between Rome and the exarchate of Ravenna (the Byzantine corridor), only to fall into disuse.
At the many strategic points, over the years castles, fortresses and prestigious Renaissance and Baroque structures have been built.
The Via Amerina represents the historical and artistic memories of the areas it crosses and offers a different experience to discover the area with a cultural and environmental itinerary.
In the Campagnano area of Rome there is an ancient post station, the Mansio ad Vacanas, where other Roman roads like Via Clodia and Via Cassia met.