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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 3 weeks ago

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
Marco M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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

1  Thank HarryCarson1973
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

Thank NatalieJ991
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!

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

1  Thank Titus D
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Get the 218 bus (or a taxi) to the catacomb of St Callistus, then you can spend the whole day seeing the Fosse Ardeatine, the catacomb and those of San Sebastian and Domatilla. Take some god time to walk the via Appia Antica from the...More

Thank UlsterFryNo1
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Just past the Catacombs lays what used to be the main road leading into Rome from the east. According to tradition, both St. Peter and St. Paul walked this way to their future execution in the Eternal City. St. Peter even had a vision of...More

Thank alina_wood
Reviewed June 23, 2017

This place is a wonderful trip into the history. You can walk for hours, the Appia Antica is very quiet and safe. You find Bruins of the Roman age everywhere, sea pine trees, peace. I love it

Thank Grace M
Reviewed June 18, 2017

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 May 27, 2017

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 May 21, 2017

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

5  Thank JaneyC16
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November 3, 2017|
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Response from HarryCarson1973 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry nycdoyle it's now called city wonders
Yannick R
September 16, 2017|
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Response from Marco M | Property representative |
Well, from the beginning (San Sebastiano gate) it's about 12km to the Aqueducts area, we suggest to come to our tourists information office (Via Appia Antica, 60) and we will give you all the information and maps!
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Tonia M
August 29, 2017|
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Response from JaneyC16 | Reviewed this property |
No it is a road so never closes. perhaps the bike hire place or catacombs close then?