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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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The Appian Way

Once the strategic roadway between Rome and Cappua in the south and along which Spartacus and what was left of his army were crucified, it is now criss-crossed by roads into and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Once the strategic roadway between Rome and Cappua in the south and along which Spartacus and what was left of his army were crucified, it is now criss-crossed by roads into and out of Rome and is still used itself as an access road to houses and event locations. The road is ideal to walk along...at the 5 mile point... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Spent a full day wandering the Appian Way. Just walking the road, looking at the ancient tombs, stopping at the cafes for a gelato and getting out of the hustle and bustle of the city is relaxing...but the sites you find along the road are simply fabulous and not as visited as sites elsehere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We walked from central Rome to her on our first day in Rome. We arrived to late (11ish on a Sunday), to hire bikes at the start however we plodded on enjoying the view and all the sights/ monuments along the way. About 1 hour along we found another bike rental place at a much cheaper price so proceeded on,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We hired bikes and spent a few hours cycling along the old road past the ruins and monuments, and stopping for snacks along the way. A great day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful park and looks like everyone enjoys it. We were here on All Souls Day and lots of people enjoying their holiday. The Appian Way, the Roman Graves and the Aqueducts were wonderful to see. We were a small group which allowed our guide to give us a really good feel for the Surroundings and its history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Though it's not a "pretty" park by American (or even British) standards, it's an amazing walk through history that I would recommend to anyone in Rome. The Metro only took us 20 minutes from the Roma Termini station, and it was an easy walk from there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was one of my main reasons for visiting Rome again, and I was not disappointed. Bus 118 took me to Catacombe S. Callisto which is closed on Mondays as are many of the sites. I walked to Catacombe S. Sebastiano which was open. The €8 guided tour was worth the money; the guide was excellent, though the catacombs have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The earliest of the Roman long roads constructed in 312 BC and ran from Rome to Brindisi. Appia Antica is largely an archaeological park in itself with several sites to view along the way (either free or by admission). There are also many private villas - wouldn't it be wonderful to know what is behind all those gates... We visited... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Hire a bike and head out towards the Via Appia Antica. We spent a fabulous 3 hours happily pootling along the old Roman Road - fascinated by the various Roman attractions along the way. There are statues, castles, churches, graves - you name it. If you need a drink or something to eat then no problem - there are plenty... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

If you like a nice gentle walk on a Sunday, take the 118 bus out to the Via Appia and walk between the Grave of Cecilia Metella and the villa of the Quintili. If you like Ancient monuments, you will have plenty to look at, but even if not, it is a really nice walk. Hint: Don't wear high heels,... More 

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