routes as well as historical sources have kept no traces of the
via Claudia Augusta, which marked out by Druso around 15th century
B.C. during the war against the Raetians and later on consolidated
by his son Claudio.
is only given by two milestones, of which the one found at Rablat
near Merano in 1552 says:
Caesar Augustus /German(icus) Pont(ifex) max(imus) /trib(unicia)
pot(estate) VI co(n)s(ul) desig(natus) IIII imp(erator) XI p(ater)
P(atriae) (vi)am Claudiam Augustam quam Drusus pater Alpibus bello
patefactis derexserat munit a flumine Pado at (f)lumen Danuvium
per m(ilia) p(assuum) CC.
Sovereign Tiberio Claudio
Cesare Augusto Germanico has been conferred the title of pontifex
maximus for six times, of consul for four times, of emperor for
eleven times, of homeland Father. Marked out by his father Druso
leading his military campaigns beyond the Alps, the via Claudia
Augusta ran from the Po to the Danube river for miles...