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Ancient Appian Way

via Appia Antica, 00178 Rome, Italy
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Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs and Roman...
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Ranked #70 of 679 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Activities: Jogging, Biking, Walking
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Jerusalem
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It was my most memorable part of my Rome trip. Rent a bike in the northern part of the Via Appia, at Via Appia 60. The guy there is very helpful and will give you a map of all the sites. I actually liked all the various "unmarked" ruins. There were houses integrated into ancient ruins and estates from later... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Appian Way is a little tougher to get to than most Europe hot spots, there are no close metro stops and you may need to take a couple buses but the rewards are instant. My daughter and I enjoyed the adventure of finding our own way and we were able to couple the Appian visit with a walk to the... More

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St. Andrews, Scotland
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The best day to visit the Appian Way is on a Sunday, when traffic except local, is banned. This amazing walk,literally paved with history, runs from the city at Porta San Sebastiano for about 16 k, just about as straight as an arrow. The road is lined for much of the way by monuments, including 3 catacombs, Cecilia Metella's huge... More

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you're interested in ancient Rome, you need to visit the Appian Way. We went on the ArcheoBus, but it wasn't good value, so I'd suggest just getting the local bus number 118. Or the best option would be to hire a bike and cycle down Via di Porta San Sebastiano, through the old gate (stop & visit the free... More

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munich
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Maybe we wern't on the same part of the Via Appia Antica as the other reviewers. We joined it right at the beginning, at the city (north) end. It was full of fast cars and pollution. After about 1km you get to the chapel Chiesa del Domine quo vadis, at which point you can walk along the Via Appia Antica... More

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We walked down the Appian Way on our way to the Christian Catacombs and it was totally worth it. Beautiful scenery and a great look at the countryside away from the busy city. Fascinating to be able to walk down the oldest road in Rome. Wish we would have had time to see more of it.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We hired bikes and enjoyed riding along the Appian Way. Sometimes we rode on the road itself, other times we had to ride on the path beside the road (because the road is incredibly rough) It is very scenic and it is incredible to think that the road is so ancient. There are lots of ruins and monuments along the... More

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I went to the Appian Way on my last day in Rome, by which time I'd walked so much I was exhausted. I took the 118 bus from Circo Massimo to the catacombs and walked from there to via di Tor Carbonne which is only 5 kilometre walk but it took me a while. I wish that I'd stayed on... More

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Stithians, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This was an amazing sight. The straightest of roads as far as the eye could see for approximately 9 miles, of which we walked 8. Fascinating to see the original giant cobbles that still remain of the main road into Rome since 316 BC. very popular with cyclists but we opted to walk it. however, we were under the impression... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ancient Cobblestone and tree lined streets meet the current highway and run along next to it. Beautiful country and area.

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