Here Are All the Roads That Lead to Rome

Dec 18, 2015 639

All road might not technically lead to Rome—but, if you happen to be in Europe, the majority of them do. In a new infographic, designers Philipp Schmitt, Benedikt Groß, and Raphael Reimann set out to answer the centuries-old question of: Do all roads actually lead to the Italian capital?

To find the answer, the designers began by crunching some numbers. First they overlaid a 10,231,707 square-mile grid atop the whole of Europe, and divided it into 486,713 cells. Each cell represented a starting point for a journey beginning within that cell and ending in Rome.

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