Essential for trade and travel in Palestine; roads went from north to south along the coast, and further inland between the hills, with branches into Galilee. Roman highways were kept in good repair and greatly facilitated Paul's journeys, especially the Via Egnatia from Dyrrhachium on the Adriatic coast across Illyricum, Macedonia, Thrace, Thessalonica, Berea, Amphipolis, Neapolis, and Philippi on the Aegean. Paul entered Rome along the Appian Way.