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Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica

Via Appia Antica 60, 00178 Rome, Italy
+39 06 513 5316
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3-hour Bike Tour: Appian Way in Rome
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The Parco dell'Appia Antica is a regional protected area gazzeted by regional law n°66 of November 10th 1988 "Institution of the Appia Antica regional suburban park". When the regional law n°29 was passed in 1997 the area of the Park was enlarged as Tor Marancia was annexed. The Park's aims are conservation and enhancement of its territory to allow people to enjoy the extraordinary scenic beauty, to learn about and study this fundamental historic, artistic and natural heritage. THE APPIAN WAY: The most modern ancient road312 B.C.: The consul Appio Claudio gave his name to the route of a new road to reach Campania and then Brindisi. This new road was paved with large smooth stones that fitted together perfectly, laid on a bed of gravel that ensured stability and drainage.
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“via appia” (67 reviews)
“ancient road” (33 reviews)
“cecilia metella” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Appia Antica 60, 00178 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 513 5316
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"via appia"
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"ancient road"
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"cecilia metella"
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"san callisto"
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"domine quo vadis"
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"information centre"
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"rent a bike"
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"villa di"
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"info point"
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"road surface"
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"baths of caracalla"
in 11 reviews
"aqueduct park"
in 6 reviews
"amazing walk"
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"enjoy the scenery"
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"original roman"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Hired bikes and cycled 8km along the Appian Way and back. Such a fantastic experience; unbelievable it’s only a few miles outside of central Rome - it feels like total countryside! Bikes €3pp per hour from the hire centre (€6pp per hour for electric). Free...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Can’t quite express how much we loved cycling along Appian Way, it was a dream day! I would highly recommend hiring bikes from EcoBike (which is also where the tourist information is) the bus stop for this is Quo Vadis and as the buses have...More

Thank SmilesUK
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

Wife, myself and eldest daughter had a wonderful morning walking the Appia Way - this is where Julius Caesar walked into Rome and the beautiful tree lined walk is well worth a few hours of your time. We loved it and will return.

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Reviewed February 7, 2018

The territory of the Park also includes the Valley of the Caffarella, crossed by the river Almone the most important evidence of the ancient agricultural landscape near the city, but also rich in monuments of every era, such as the Temple of the Redicolo god...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

My enjoyment of this attraction was ruined by my own preconceived expectations. I thought Via Appia would treated as a revere historical site, with some attention to preserving, perhaps protecting the ruins that existed along the route. Instead, we found ourselves walking along an anciet...More

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Reviewed November 23, 2017

You'll need to take the 118 bus, from in front of the Coliseum. Takes about 30 minutes to get out to the start of the Appian way. Visit the catacombs nearby first. In fact look for the signs to the catacombs to know when to...More

3  Thank KW M
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

I did a lot of research for our three days in Rome. I saw that some attractions in this park are closed on Monday and some reviews indicated closings over lunch (common). However, I completely missed that the park is closed on Wednesdays. We walked...More

Thank Tonia M
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Marco M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Dear Tonia, No! the Park is not closed on Wednesdays, the Catacombs of S. Callisto are closed on Wed, the gates you mention are the one of S. Callisto Catacombs. The road is completely free and open everyday. Actually on wed. we suggest to get...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

The trip starts off at the base of the road at the tourist information centre. The road takes you along approx. of 8kms of stunning beauty where you will catacombs ancient roads and viaducts that are over 2000 years old

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous place with gorgeous views along the way. Some of the sites and attractions are quite tricky to find (and we couldn't actually find some!) but the catacombs are a must for €8 each. Definitely recommend a bike rental at the top of the park,...More

1  Thank NatalieJ991
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Marco M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Thank you for coming and renting our bikes at the tourists information office!

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

We(my friends and I) did this independently, no guide etc but checked guidebooks before hand and leaflet in English from information centre that hires out bikes for adults only. Signs for Via Appia Antica, when bus turns onto high walled narrow straight road, watch for...More

5  Thank Titus D
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beachboundbabe
March 12, 2018|
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Response from Marco M | Property representative |
Sure, you can rent bikes at the main tourist information office where you will also get maps, information and locks to park your bikes outside the catacombs and other monuments, you can make reservation on the website... More
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nycdoyle
November 3, 2017|
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Response from HarryCarson1973 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry nycdoyle it's now called city wonders
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Yannick R
September 16, 2017|
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Response from realtangobabe | Reviewed this property |
Hi you need to hire a bike at the park entrance as it's too far to walk it's about 14 km round trip but well worth doing as the acquaducts are stunning there's a lot to see along the appian way so we allowed ourselves a full... More
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