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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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 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

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Reviewed May 21, 2017

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 May 20, 2017 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
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Courtney C
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
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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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.