The Via Emilia

43125 - Parma (PR)


the Via Emilia is the main road crossing Emilia Romagna and Parma.

Built by Marco Emilio Lepido in 187 B.C. in order to link Rimini and Piacenza, it coincides with the roman Centuriatio, still evident in the remaining stone bridge on the river Parma while the Cardum has become the present Via Cavour and Via Farini.
By means of the Centurie, in fact, the Romans used to plot the circuit of walls after which streets were traced along orthogonal axes.

Ancient roman street is the main city axe.