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Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica

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Address: Via Appia Antica, 42, 00178 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 512 6314
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Parco dell'Appia Antica is a regional protected area gazzeted by...

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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My two sisters, in their seventies, and myself spent a wonderful half day walking from the Tombs of Cecilia Metella all the way back to the church of Domine Que Vadis. In the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My two sisters, in their seventies, and myself spent a wonderful half day walking from the Tombs of Cecilia Metella all the way back to the church of Domine Que Vadis. In the morning, we taxied almost all the way to Cecilia Metella to get an early start. The first section we walked, on the original Roman highway, was like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Via Appia Antica is the ancient Roman road leading from the city south. The road is lined with ruins, cafes and catacombs. We rented bicycles and rode them up and down the road - highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We watched the BBC series Rome before going on vacation, so walking the Appian Way allowed us to connect to the history of this place and remind us of great scenes that were portrayed in the show. Really lush with occasional villas and statuary to ponder. We probably only walked 1/2 mile and back, on one of the no auto... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

A really big and beautiful park full of roman ruins and historic buildings. I recommend visiting it by bike as it has a main gravel and stone road that is approximately 10km long. The road goes through the middle of the park and on each side you have lots of of stuff to see. The route is not that hard... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

We walked from Domine Quo Vadis church to Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella. The first part of the road up to Catacombs of St. Sebastian is very busy with traffic and not for the faint hearted. No pavement in many places and the numerous smashed wing mirrors testified to the narrowness of the road. After that the road gets quieter. But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

We spent a wonderful day exploring the Appian Way. We rented bikes and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. This nature and archaeological park is a segment of the ancient Roman Appian Way, which ran from Rome to Brindisi. The tombs of Via Latina (2nd century AD) line the stretch of the road. Don't miss the tomb of Annia Regilla in Caffarella Park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Once the strategic roadway between Rome and Cappua in the south and along which Spartacus and what was left of his army were crucified, it is now criss-crossed by roads into and out of Rome and is still used itself as an access road to houses and event locations. The road is ideal to walk along...at the 5 mile point... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Spent a full day wandering the Appian Way. Just walking the road, looking at the ancient tombs, stopping at the cafes for a gelato and getting out of the hustle and bustle of the city is relaxing...but the sites you find along the road are simply fabulous and not as visited as sites elsehere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We walked from central Rome to her on our first day in Rome. We arrived to late (11ish on a Sunday), to hire bikes at the start however we plodded on enjoying the view and all the sights/ monuments along the way. About 1 hour along we found another bike rental place at a much cheaper price so proceeded on,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We hired bikes and spent a few hours cycling along the old road past the ruins and monuments, and stopping for snacks along the way. A great day.

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