This new DVD
with a 30 minute virtual walk along the Ancient Appian Way,
is the perfect companion to a treadmill, Nordic Track, or exercise bike
or just the perfect gift
for someone who has everything.
Just place it in a DVD player or VCR, step onto your treadmill,
and instantly you will be walking along the ancient Appian Way,
outside of Rome, Italy.
Filmed with state-of-the-art professional television cameras and camera stabilization equipment,
the camera seems to float
as it carries you over the same paving stones
that Roman legions walked over two millennia ago.
This is not a traditional travel video.
The television camera is constantly moving you forward, transporting the viewer
along the oldest and most historic roadway in the world.
You are "experiencing" a summer afternoon outside Rome. The 30 minute walk comes with a choice
of two soundtracks (both are included on the DVD and VIDEOTAPE
). You may choose the lively,
upbeat music suitable for a good cardio workout on your treadmill, or you may choose to hear
the natural sounds as they were recorded on site on the Appian Way.
Exercising has never been easier or more enjoyable!
And these videos are so rich in details
that you will notice something new every
time you view them.
But you don't have to have an exercise bike or treadmill
to enjoy this DVD or VIDEOTAPE.
It also makes the perfect gift
for people who want to experience Italy in a totally unique way:
a way not possible with traditional travel videos.
A Description of the Walk
Your walk begins in a residential area on the northern outskirts of Rome.
You will pass upscale homes that recall the patrician villas once lining the Via Appia.
The Via Appia Antica narrows and you see the original basalt stones
which have witnessed over two thousand years of history.
Soon you almost feel a part of ancient history, as you walk between stately cypress trees
which are so much a trademark of the Roman countryside.
The quiet pastoral setting of this fabled road captivates you
as you imagine the lives of those who have walked these stones before you.
And, as you conjure up those ancient Romans, you soon pass the marble monuments
depicting some of the very families whose estates were built on the Appian Way.