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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

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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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... read more

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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. Just glad we had decent footwear as the going is rough and uneven in places.... More 

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Do not miss the Appian Way - a Roman treasure built thousands of years ago. You can walk along the path or cycle, but be warned. The road is very rough, so unless you are an experienced cyclist, walking may be safer. I also recommend having a guide who will be sure to point out things you will most likely... More 

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This was a highlight of our time in Rome. We made our way there by bus then hired bicycles at the information centre. The woman there was helpful and informative and have us a detailed map of the route. The bikes are not great quality. A bit rickety for the bumpy ride that a two thousand year old road provides.... More 

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We biked with a private guide on a beautiful Sunday morning in March. Perfect day to ride along thousands of years of history. Amazing how the countryside changes minutes outside the roman walls We rode through the catacombs to get to the ancient ride with original cobblestones. We saw the ancient baths, grave sites and homes that rebuilt on top... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove along very rough cobbled road to the start of an original section of the Appian Way. The Appian Way was bordered by the remains of tombs all along its length - it was the middle of the day and it was hot but we walked a couple of kilometres to get a feel for the Appian Way to... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an outstanding attraction, one of the Roman roads that offers beautiful landscapes but also allows a quiet, healthy walk. The attraction can be coupled with the catacombs. If possible, avoid Sunday and prefer the early hours as the park is best viewed where there are less people. Also, do read before you get there so that you can... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Reviewed March 19, 2017

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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Reviewed March 14, 2017

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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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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