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Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica, Rome

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A busy thoroughfare in the Roman era, Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica once connected Rome and Apulia. The stone walkway stretches for 563 km (350 mi), and is lined with historical structures, such as the Tomb of Priscilla, the Roman baths of Capo di Bove, and the Temple of Hercules. Grab a map and come here to walk, jog, or bike. Bicycles are available for rent. See Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica and all Rome has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rome trip itinerary builder.
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  • You can walk from the Circus Maximus, passing by the baths of Caracalla and the walls across the door of San Sebastian, where begins the journey by the Via Appia Antica, one of the most important roads of ancient Rome, which reached to the South of the Italian peninsula. After a busy first, just after the Church Quo Vadis crosses is an arco-puerta that in a pleasant and quiet nature walk leads to the catacombs of St. Callixtus and St. Sebastian.
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  • Walk on ancient stones immersed in the Roman countryside is an exceptional experience, a first for me, so take note of a couple of recommendations. In the first part of the Appian way, to the villa of Maxentius, there are the catacombs and weekdays circulating cars, therefore excluding the weekend better to park near the mausoleum of cecilia metella and then walk. The stretch from cecilia metella to villa dei quintili is the most spectacular, with its ancient stonework; not short (about 5 km), you can rent a bike at about 200 meters from the entrance and so arrive early at your destination. Weather conditions: the beauty of places and colours requires choosing a sunny morning, otherwise you will miss all
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  • Unfortunately, we had very little time to visit this place, but I urge you to have a look to the Church of Quo Vadis with a commemorative plaque dedicated to h. Sienkiewiczowi. Super spacer in fine weather, it is worth!
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  • It's a very beautiful place to go and explore nature and Roman ruins & history, but don't walk there; take the bus, then walk. I thought Via Appia would be a leisurely stroll on my last day in Rome, but it turns out that it's basically a full blown highway with small sidewalks in the area around the tombs. It didn't feel safe!
  • Great place for walking...wide open spaces and archeological ruins. Unspoilt and unmaintained.
  • Top: When walking, take the bus road to San Callisto catacombs instead of Via appia because it's like an highway. After this road, go to the via appia.
  • Great area. Great bike ride.
  • Great bike ride. Don't stop after the first leg. It gets much better from there.