Journey on the Via Appia Antica
The Via Appia Antica, recently nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status, is not just a road, but a true time machine to the past. Roman villas and catacombs are just one example of the heritage preserved over the centuries in this wonderful open space outside the city centre.
The route along the Via Appia Antica can be done by hiring a bike on site or on foot. On this tour you can admire the tomb of Cecilia Metella and the medieval castle erected by Pope Boniface VIII. You will see the Villa of Maxentius and its Circus (3rd century A.D.) and the Tomb of Romulus, actually the dynastic Mausoleum of the family of Emperor Maxentius.
Next you will encounter the Church and Catacombs of San Sebastiano until you reach the Catacombs of San Callisto and Porta Capena, where the described route stops, but this is not the only route! Click here to discover all the itineraries.
*These are just some of the wonders that can be seen along the route, to visit some of them you need a ticket, for prices and opening hours we suggest you visit the dedicated page by clicking here.