Via Amerina named after the town of Amelia ran from Rome to Umbria. It was built by the Romans (241 BC) on an ancient road system and the path is still identifiable. Along the route there are necropolis. During the barbarian invasions, from the fifth to the tenth century, it was a safer route between Rome and the Exarchate of Ravenna (Byzantine Corridor), but then fell into disuse. At many strategic points in time castles, fortresses and prestigious Renaissance and Baroque structures have been constructed along the road. Via Amerina represents the artistic history of the areas and offers a different experience to visit the area with both a cultural and an environmental itinerary.