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Appian Way and Aurelian Walls (Via Appia Antica e Mure Aureliane)
The Appian Way (Via Appia Antica) was the first and most important Imperial Roman road, stretching from Rome to Brindisi. The cobblestone road—built in the fourth century BC to transport supplies and soldiers to strategic points throughout the Roman Empire—still exists today, lined with archaeological sites and impressive ruins.

The Basics
Named for architect Appius Claudius Caecus, the Appian Way was one of Rome’s main highways for centuries. As the empire began its decline in the third century and Rome experienced barbarian attacks, the Aurelian Walls (Mure Aureliane) were erected around the city’s seven hills for protection. These defensive walls had a number of gates, including Porta Appia (or Porta San Sebastiano), which today contains a museum about the Aurelian Walls.

A guided walking or bike tour down the Appian Way from the Aurelian Walls through the Ancient Appian Way Regional Park and Caffarella Park is the perfect way to explore this historic road and the ancient sites along its route through the Roman countryside. Appian Way tours include stops at sites like the thermal baths of Caracalla, the early Christian San Callisto Catacombs, the Circus of Maxentius, the tomb of Caecilia Metella, and the ancient Roman aqueducts. You can also join a guided small-group bus tour to explore the ancient road from central Rome.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • If you are joining a hiking or cycling tour, be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • The Appian Way and sites along its route are all open-air, so bring a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of water.
  • Some of the archaeological sites along the route require an entrance fee.

How to Get There
Metro line A has a stop at Parco Appia Antica, close to the entrance for Via Appia Park. 

When to Get There
The Appian Way and its sights are almost entirely outside, so it’s best to visit in the spring and fall when the weather is mild. It takes anywhere from a few hours to an entire day to explore the route on foot or bike, so plan on setting off in the morning.

Parco Regionale della Via Appia Antica
The initial stretch of the Appian Way, just outside Rome’s city center, is part of a regional park, and many of the archaeological sites along the route are located within the park’s confines. 
Address: Via Appia Antica, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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ALONG ROME'S EMPIRE ROADS-English Speaking Driver-Ostia Antica 2 hr Private tour

ALONG ROME'S EMPIRE ROADS-English Speaking Driver-Ostia Antica 2 hr Private tour

Drive Along Two ancient Roman roads, still used in modern day: Via Ostiensis (modern day name Via Ostiense), and Via Appia (the ancient portion of the road known as Ancient Appian Way). Both Roman roads take you from Rome to some incredible places that you will discover during this exciting Tour!
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Christianity in ancient Rome Private Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia port

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Discover many of Rome’s most important landmarks—and learn all about the city’s Christian history—on this full-day shore excursion. Meet your guide directly upon disembarking at the Civitavecchia port, and hop aboard your private vehicle. You’ll visit the Mamertine Prison (entry own expense) to see where Saints Peter and Paul were once supposedly imprisoned; will learn about the Christian past of the Aventine Hill; will stroll the Appian Way and see its famed Catacombs (entry own expense), and more.
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Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome

Private Tour: Holy Sites of Rome

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Visit the major religious history sites of Rome on this private day tour. Visit the Basilica of Rome, Basilica of Saint Praxedis, and the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major, and learn the hidden secrets behind these important sites from your guide. You'll also get the chance to cross the threshold of the Holy Door in the Cathedral of Rome. Round-trip transportation from central Rome hotels is included.
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Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome

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Go behind the scenes to discover the five major basilicas of Rome and learn about the influence of Christianity on the Eternal City during this in-depth private guided tour. Get a peek at priceless relics—believed to be thorns from Jesus’s crown—and marvel at Renaissance artworks and stunning architectural gems. Tours include free time for lunch and comfortable transfers in your own private vehicle—plus the option to explore the mysterious catacombs.
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Kids friendly Guided Tour | Rome upon the Walls and Undergrounds Experience

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Show the kids a new view of Rome from above and below on a private tour created just for families with children ages 5 to 12. Go beyond the typical ruins and museums as an entertaining guide reveals the fun facts of ancient city walls, aqueducts, and mysterious underground catacombs. Games, trivia, and puzzles tailored to you kids’ ages keep them engaged so the whole family can learn on this interactive adventure.
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Appian way Bike private Tour | Rome Experience Off-the-beaten path Special Tour

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Discover the Appian Way by bike during this private half-day tour. Go for a guided cycle and pedal along cobblestones dating back to Ancient Rome. Visit several top landmarks including the San Callisto Catacombs and the Tomb of Cecilia Metella during the 12-mile route. See popular sites such as the Circus Maximus and the Baths of Caracalla.
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Catacombs and Ancient Appian Way in Rome Tickets included

Catacombs and Ancient Appian Way in Rome Tickets included

With this private tour, you will discover the history of the Ancient Appian Way, the Roman catacombs, and the ancient Appian Way monuments and archeological site. Upgradable local expert tour guide option. Pickup and Dropoff your accommodation. Worry-Free and Safe Private Tour Experience operated only with: • Expert Professional English-Speaking Drivers • Selected local Expert Licensed Tour Guides (when booked) • Welcoming by private licensed fully-insured air-conditioned comfortable Vehicles
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Private Tour: Basilicas of Rome

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Get a comprehensive overview of Rome's basilicas on this 7-hour private tour. Visit important sites in religious history such as St John in Latheran, the Holy Cross in Jerusalem and the Church Quo Vadis. Take advantage of the flexibility and personal attention that comes with booking a private tour; be sure to let your guide know if there are any sites you are particularly interested in. Round-trip private transportation from your Rome accommodation is included.
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Full Day Vatican Museums and Underground Tour in Rome

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Discover Rome’s history on a full-day tour to Vatican City and the catacombs. Begin at the Vatican with a skip-the-line ticket to visit the museums, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica where you can find works of art by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and more. Then head underground to explore the ancient Roman catacombs and other Christian landmarks such as the Cathedral of Rome and the Holy Staircase.
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Self Drive Tour of Rome and Roman Castels in Classic Auto from Rome in full day with lunch

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Explore Rome on a self-driving tour in an Italian car from the 1960s or ‘70s. With an escort, you’ll cruise leisurely along a route that takes you past less-seen sights and Roman castles surrounding the city. If you don’t want to drive, you may request a driver at no additional fee.
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eBiking along the Appian Way

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The Appian Way was one of the first roads ever built and ran from ancient Rome all the way to Brindisi in south Italy. On this tour, explore the fascinating ruins along the ancient road by e-bike, meaning you can cycle further and cover up to 19 miles (30 kilometers) without getting tired. See the Aqueduct of Claudius, Circus Maximus, and Bath of Caracalla; learn about ancient Rome from an archaeologist guide; and visit sights often left off other tour itineraries.
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Get involved in a walking, cooking and eating experience going throughout the ruins of the ancient romans in one of the most beautiful natural and urban park of the region. Forage fresh food from which we will realize a four courses meal in our kitchen in a cooking class experience. Enjoy the lunch, prepared flavoured ancient ingredients learning how to pair it with local wines.
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Private 3-hour Bike Tour: Appian Way in Rome

Private 3-hour Bike Tour: Appian Way in Rome

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Put a fun spin on your sightseeing in Rome with this Ancient Appian Way bike tour. A treat for families and sightseers who want a more energetic approach, the private tour starts near the Colosseum and follows the ancient Roman road through the Parco dell'Appia Antica. You’ll see the Roman baths known as Terme di Caracalla along with Circus Maximus and the catacombs as you pedal along with your sole group and a guide.
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Appia Antica Bike Tour + Picnic

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Roman history buffs don’t need to travel far to escape the crowds of sites like the Colosseum and Forum. On this guided cycling tour, set off from central Rome to explore the Appia Antica, an ancient Roman road lined with catacombs, aqueducts, and baths that runs through the countryside just south of the city. Enjoy a picnic lunch next to a natural spring before returning to the bustle of Rome.
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Appian Way and Aqueducts with lunch

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The Regina Viarum is the oldest and most important road built by the Romans, The Queen of the Roads. Only a short drive from the city centre, it hides its magic through mausoleums, catacombs and roman ancient villas that give you a peaceful feeling and impression of being miles away from the chaos. Integrated to the Regional Park of Appian Way is the Aqueducts Park. With the remains of two stunning Roman Aqueducts, The Aqueduct Claudio and the Aqueduct Felix this is a stop not to be missed.
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Rome Appian Way Bike Small Group Tour

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See more of Rome during a small-group bike tour that follows the Appian Way for the ultimate experience of this 2,300-year-old road. Pass by ancient Roman ruins such as Terme di Caracalla and Circus Maximus, and explore the scenic parks that surround Rome’s city center. Your guide shares details about early Christians, the catacombs, and other fascinating stories throughout this leisurely ride.
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Appian Way Vespa Tour with a driver and hotel pickup and drop-off

Appian Way Vespa Tour with a driver and hotel pickup and drop-off

Travel like an Italian, on the back of a Vespa, with this tour of the Via Appia Antica, an ancient route that once connected Rome to the Port of Brindisi. You'll learn all about history as you ride along the road, with stops at ancient roman tombs, catacombs dating to early-Christian times, and famous churches as you go.
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