↑"Past Catches Up With the Queen of Roads". New York Times. 5. 4. 2008. Pristupljeno 5. 4. 2008. In ancient times the Appian Way, which links Rome to the southern city of Brindisi, was known as the regina viarum, the queen of the roads. But these days its crown appears to be tarnished by chronic traffic congestion, vandalism and, some of its guardians grumble, illegal development.