Forgotten Appia


  • Massimiliano Rendina 'Luigi Vanvitelli' University of Campania
  • Francesco Iodice 'Luigi Vanvitelli' University of Campania



Ancient Appia, active conservation, urban re-generation


The Appia, born in 312 BC to connect Rome and Capua, for a brief but significant part is the paper’s main topic. The complete lack of care over the years erased from memories its outgrowing area right where it became the connection between the ancient Capua and Casilinum, its harbor on the Volturno River. The continuous urban system, currently composed of their historical marks from Santa Maria Capua Vetere (formerly Capua Antica) and Capua (formerly Casilinum), generated confusion even for the most prominent academics of ancient Campania. Revised with some degree projects and design laboratories, the aim was to imagine architectures that could favor rediscovery and homogeneous use rather than mummification.


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Author Biographies

Massimiliano Rendina, 'Luigi Vanvitelli' University of Campania

Architect and Associate Professor of Architectural and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design.

Francesco Iodice, 'Luigi Vanvitelli' University of Campania

Architect, PhD and Teaching Assistant of Architectural and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design.


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How to Cite

Rendina, M. and Iodice, F. (2017) “Forgotten Appia”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 1(online), pp. 21–28. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/142017.



Architecture | Essays & Viewpoint