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    The Appia Antica

The Appia Antica

  • City: Rome
  • Duration: Approximately 3 - 3.5 hours

Stroll along the Appian Way, built in 312 BC and considered ancient Rome?s ?Queen of Roads,? on a 3-hour private excursion to this fascinating archaeological park.


Regina Viarum -- Queen of the Roads -- this is what the Ancient Romans called the Appian Way. Built in 312 BC, it was the first Roman road to be named after the magistrate that was responsible for its construction. It was adorned with sumptuous villas and monumental tombs belonging to important Roman families. Today, the first few miles are part of a fascinating archaeological park that maintains the romantic atmosphere of its past.

The tour starts from Porta San Sebastiano, the largest and best-preserved gate in the Aurelian Wall. It houses a lovely museum illustrating the history of the wall, allowing visitors to walk on the wall itself and enjoy the wonderful views. Driving along the ancient Appian Way, the tour continues to the suburban palace built for the Emperor Maxentius; it includes a very well preserved circus for chariot races. Last stop is the monumental Tomb of Cecilia Metella, one of the most famous landmarks of the Roman Campagna. En-route will be a visit to either the Catacombs of San Callisto or the Catacombs of San Sebastiano.

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Sedan (1 - 2 people)
# of People Price
1 - 2 people $593.00 per group
Minivan (3 - 7 people)
# of People Price
3 - 6 people $647.02 per group
7 people $651.06 per group
Minibus (8 - 9 people)
# of People Price
8 people $874.00 per group
9 people $879.06 per group

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Additional Information

You will be picked up and dropped off at your hotel in Rome. This tour departs only from the center of Rome. If you are not staying in a centrally located hotel or apartment, there will be an additional charge for transportation. For parties of eight or more, there may be additional permit and parking fees that will be determined upon confirmation of the tour.

Please note: This tour does not include the cost of entrance tickets (Museum of the Walls, Circus of Maxentius, Catacombs, Tomb of Cecilia Metella); these must be paid for on-site by the clients. Entrance fees are approximately 21 euros for all four sites.

Sites Included: Porta San Sebastiano, Museo delle Mura (Museum of the Walls), Appian Way, Circus of Maxentius, Tomb of Cecilia Metella, Catacombs of San Callisto OR San Sebastiano, Private transportation to and from your hotel, and for the duration of the tour

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We did the Appian Antica tour on Tuesday morning, September 11th. Simona was our tour guide and she was --excellent--. She was very knowledable and made our tour very interesting. She was friendly and made us feel very comfortable during our tour. Simona is a very educated woman who has a firm grasp of ancient history and culture. She has a great skill to communicate with her guests in a way that makes the tour interesting and fund. We had a very enjoyable three hours with her and we learned a lot. We highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning about the ancient times and having fun at the same time. The scenery was outstanding also!! Ask for Simona!!

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