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Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica

Via Appia Antica 60, 00178 Rome, Italy
+39 06 513 5316
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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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“ancient road” (33 reviews)
“cecilia metella” (28 reviews)
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Via Appia Antica 60, 00178 Rome, Italy
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"via appia"
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"ancient road"
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"cecilia metella"
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"baths of caracalla"
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Appian Way is one of the most illegally inhabited archeological sites out there. In other words, much of what you see when you first get there has been gated off into illegal estates, which is so disappointing. Therefore a lot of what you hit...More

Thank Yak V
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

So every guide I read mentions this as great thing to walk and visit. First day after we arrived, we walked from our place to here, expecting those great park from pictures. If you come after 17h, apparently everything along the way is closed, you...More

2  Thank Igor P
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

A place of relax and lots of activities to do. You can rent a bike to drive the ancient road in a fresh air. The smell of cedars, the voices of the birds and a quite - what can be better?

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Hired bikes and cycled 8km along the Appian Way and back. Such a fantastic experience; unbelievable it’s only a few miles outside of central Rome - it feels like total countryside! Bikes €3pp per hour from the hire centre (€6pp per hour for electric). Free...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Can’t quite express how much we loved cycling along Appian Way, it was a dream day! I would highly recommend hiring bikes from EcoBike (which is also where the tourist information is) the bus stop for this is Quo Vadis and as the buses have...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Wife, myself and eldest daughter had a wonderful morning walking the Appia Way - this is where Julius Caesar walked into Rome and the beautiful tree lined walk is well worth a few hours of your time. We loved it and will return.

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

The territory of the Park also includes the Valley of the Caffarella, crossed by the river Almone the most important evidence of the ancient agricultural landscape near the city, but also rich in monuments of every era, such as the Temple of the Redicolo god...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

My enjoyment of this attraction was ruined by my own preconceived expectations. I thought Via Appia would treated as a revere historical site, with some attention to preserving, perhaps protecting the ruins that existed along the route. Instead, we found ourselves walking along an anciet...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

You'll need to take the 118 bus, from in front of the Coliseum. Takes about 30 minutes to get out to the start of the Appian way. Visit the catacombs nearby first. In fact look for the signs to the catacombs to know when to...More

3  Thank KW M
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I did a lot of research for our three days in Rome. I saw that some attractions in this park are closed on Monday and some reviews indicated closings over lunch (common). However, I completely missed that the park is closed on Wednesdays. We walked...More

Thank Tonia M
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Marco M, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Dear Tonia, No! the Park is not closed on Wednesdays, the Catacombs of S. Callisto are closed on Wed, the gates you mention are the one of S. Callisto Catacombs. The road is completely free and open everyday. Actually on wed. we suggest to get...More

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beachboundbabe
13 March 2018|
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Response from Marco M | Property representative |
Sure, you can rent bikes at the main tourist information office where you will also get maps, information and locks to park your bikes outside the catacombs and other monuments, you can make reservation on the website... More
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nycdoyle
4 November 2017|
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Sorry nycdoyle it's now called city wonders
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Yannick R
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Response from realtangobabe | Reviewed this property |
Hi you need to hire a bike at the park entrance as it's too far to walk it's about 14 km round trip but well worth doing as the acquaducts are stunning there's a lot to see along the appian way so we allowed ourselves a full... More
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