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Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica

Via Appia Antica, 42, 00178 Rome, Italy
+39 06 512 6314
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Via Appia Antica, 42, 00178 Rome, Italy
+39 06 512 6314
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On our last day in Rome we wanted to see a bit of the countryside. Via Appia Antica is only about 10-15 mins from the city and is part of the first Roman roads. You can rent bikes or just walk, and there are lots...More

Thank laylakuijper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The idea of Metro A line to Colli Albani and then the #660 bus really does work for getting out there, and the #218 bus back to the Metro A Line at San Giovanni also works, although it feels much slower coming back into town...More

Thank SyrinxSounds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read several reviews on TA and got confused so this is what we did and had a fab day! - got a taxi at 9 am from our city centre hotel to Porto San Sebastiano, which cost 9 Euro. We couldn't climb the ancient...More

1  Thank JaneyC16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Appia antica has been pillaged and is in dreadful condition, but it's a unique experience to cycle or walk along this piece of history. The buildings and tombs that once adorned it have been dismantled but you still can find some interesting ruins that...More

Thank Cimmerianbloke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking on the Appian Way is a fantastic way to soak up the ancient history of this most beautiful of cities. The ancient road which was completed in 312 is an amazing site if you have an interest in the history of this once mighty...More

Thank Neil K
Reviewed May 14, 2017

We hired bikes from the tourist information centre. We decided to walk to the info centre from the metro stop circo Massimo. It was a pleasant walk through parks and we stopped and saw the baths of Caracalla on the way. The entry fee for...More

Thank realtangobabe
Reviewed May 10, 2017

We were there few months ago. It is a relaxing park and a very beautiful place to visit. Very nice when you need some time to have you mind free.

Thank Taz J
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Biking the Appian Way was an absolute highlight of our trip to Rome. It can be a little confusing to figure out how to bike it because many guides recommend that you start at a little cafe which is a few miles in and others...More

7  Thank Shawn R
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

The easiest way to get to the start of Via Appia Antica is by taxi or Uber especially if you have a few people. Buses 118 and 228, and Archeobus are options but public buses can be sardine-packed and Archeobus costs $15 each. Uber or...More

Thank Davidlye70
Reviewed April 27, 2017

You could forget you were just outside a huge city, this was so peaceful. Tree-lined and almost rural feel. You can just wander along it for as long as you like and pick where you want to stop off for various points of historical interest....More

Thank Veronica H
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Courtney C
Is it advisable to drive a rental car from the airport (FCO) to the park? Is there anywhere to park a car? Will we be far enough outside of Rome to avoid the madness of driving in the city? Would it be better to take a bus from Rome? We're actually trying to visit several sites via rental car (Parco degli Acquedotti, Ostia Antica) before heading into the city.
November 13, 2016|
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Response from CELizabethC | Reviewed this property |
We just used public transport the whole time. It was part of the fun and the city is quite compact. Most of the time we were on foot. Parking looked restricted at Appia Antica.
Em D
We have someone taking us through the Parco. A little confused about getting there. We'll be coming from St. Peter's. Anyone, can you tell me the best way.
September 2, 2016|
Response from Marco M | Property representative |
To get here from St. Peter's you can take Line A of the underground to San Giovanni Laterano and then bus Line 218 to Appia Antica / Domine Quo Vadis.
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We will be in Rome mid December and want to add a bike ride onto the itinerary. This is our second time in Rome and have done the big Must See's already. December, although cold is a great time to visit. Nonetheless, how much time should we allow for taking our time and riding a bike through the Appian Way? We already did a Catacomb our last trip so I don't thing we need to do it again. Also, what else would be a good idea to do on this same day either before or after the bike ride? Thanks!
August 28, 2016|
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Response from randomtravler2016 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest allowing 3 hours for the bike ride. I do not know what it will be like during December. Walking tour of Circus Maxentius would be nice to do after.