€ 65,00 4 hours

Walk along the same route traveled by Romans soldiers.

 

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The biggest surprise from Appian Way isn’t the age, it’s the peace and quiet. It’s simply surprising how peaceful, free of commotion and noise this ancient road is. And yet, you are still in the heart of Rome.
It is astonishing: as you stroll along, staring into the green-grass and flowers, you wouldn’t think for one second that you are  just one kilometer far from Rome’s hectic rhythm.
For its history and beauty, the first 10 miles of the Appian Way are now protected as a regional park. The law protects road itself and the monuments that surround it.

Our signature
Visit to a mineral water spring 
Small group of 15 pax or fewer
Private bus for roud trip transportation from city centre
Tickets to Villa dei Quintilii
Walk along Appian Way
The Circus of Maxentius

Appian Way: the Regina Viarum

While you walk on Appian Way, think that you are stepping on the same stones like many people did centuries ago. You can even see the marks of chariot wheels. It’s mind-blowing. Today this tree-lined road immersed in greenery is one of the most picturesque in Rome.
Appian Way is an impressive road spanned across the Italian peninsula, connecting Rome with South Italy. The road was 560km long, more or less. Dating back to the fourth century BC, Appian Way is the oldest and most prestigious of Roman roads. Also know as “The Regina Viarum” , it takes the name from Roman censor Appius Claudius.

The Circus of Maxentius

The ruins of the Circus of  Maxentius stick out amongst the green of the grass. The Circus of Maxentius is the best preserved ancient Roman circus and only the Circus Maximus in Rome was larger than it.  Games and races were held in honor of Maxentius’ son Valerius Romulus, who died in AD 309 and who was buried nearby. There are several interesting details to be told. We known that there was an obelisk on the raised median, the spina.  The obelisk now stands at Rome’s famous Piazza Navona.

Villa dei Quintilii

Villa Quintilii  is an ancient Roman villa beyond the fifth milestone along Appian Way. The ruins are fabulously impressive. Towering over green fields, this 2nd-century villa is one of Rome’s unsung splendours. It was the luxurious abode of two consuls, Quintili brothers. For sure, it was the largest and most luxurious residence at that time.

Cecilia Metella Mausoleum

This monument was built by emperor Augustus in honour of Cecilia Metella, the  daughter of a Roman consul. Dating to the 1st century BC, this great drum of a mausoleum encloses a burial chamber, now roofless. However, in the 14th century it became a fort by the Caetani family, related to Pope Boniface VIII, and used to frighten passing traffic into paying a toll.

Our signature “Do as the Romans do”
You problably know that Italy is home to hundreds of mineral water springs and also in Rome there are several of them. It’s usual for people who live nearby to go to the springs and fill bottles to carry home. During our tour  we will make a stop at one of Rome’s mineral water springs, where you can fill your own bottle. You will taste a fresh, pure water and you can choose between still and sparkly.

The tour lasts
4 hours for Appian Way, Circus of Maxentius and Villa dei Quintili
1 hour for stop at mineral water spring and coffee break

Included:
Licensed English speaking guide
English speaking tour leader who will assist you during the tour
Small group of 15 pax or fewer
Private bus for roud trip transportation from city centre
Tickets to Villa dei Quintilii
Walk along Appian Way
Visit at the Circus of Maxentius
Visit at a Mineral water spring
Headset so you can always hear your guide
Insurance

Not included:
Shuttle service to and from the Hotel (we can provide extra charge)
Any additional services not previously listed

Dress code:
 Casual with comfortable shoes

Operating on: Sunday
The tour will take place with a minimum number of 12 pax.

 

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