Trip Planner



Followers: 47

Appian Way Queen of Roads Private Walking Seminar

Location: Rome, Italy
Appian Way Queen of Roads Private Walking Seminar

Appian Way Queen of Roads Private Walking Seminar

This is a private in depth walking tour that will explore the Appian Way one of the oldest and most prestigious of Roman roads.

Type: Tours in Rome
Departs From:
Hotel pick up
Duration: 4 hours
Available: 09:00
Supplier: Context Walks LLC - Context Travel
Prices from:

822,80 USD

Book Now

About Appian Way Queen of Roads Private Walking Seminar

The Via Appia is the oldest and most prestigious of Roman roads dating back to the fourth century BC. The regina viarum-queen of all roads-was named after the Roman censor Appius Claudius who completed its first stretch toward Campagna. The Via Appia became a gateway to Italy and eventually the entire Greek world and beyond. The Appian Way was not simply one of the main arteries of Italy but an intrinsic part of the urban development of the city of Rome itself. This itinerary normally led by an archaeologist classicist art historian or architectural historian discusses the importance of the Appian Way to ancient Rome and the meaning and function of the structures along its path.We begin at the Baths of Caracalla constructed along a stretch of the Appian Way in 221 AD. Besides its architectural splendor this complex also gives us a chance to discuss the use of baths as a social and political tool for the Emperor. Your car will then drop you at the Appian Way where we stroll for the remainder of the itinerary. The building of temples altars arches funerary tombs and other public structures along the sides of the road contributed in a clear manner to the monumental transformation of the Via Appia. Becoming more opulent as time passed they give us a good sense of how the Roman elite expressed their social and political status. The exact monuments on the Via Appia visited can vary but we normally stop at the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella built for the daughter of a wealthy Roman patrician and the Circus of Maxentius which once contained the obelisk now in Piazza Navona. The itinerary reinforces the knowledge that these monuments located on the outskirts of Rome were a constant reminder to travellers approaching and leaving the city of which citizens mattered inside its walks. The periphery of the Via Appia was a mirror of the center of Rome. Highlights - Appian Way - Baths of Caracalla - Tomb of Cecilia Metella Includes - Car service - Services of a docent - Hotel pick-up Excludes - Entrance tickets - Meals and drinks - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please Note - The accumulated entrance fee to the Baths of Caracalla and Tomb of Cecilia Metella is approximately 6 EUR. Price is subject to change without notice. - Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather.

More Deals for this City

Duration: 3.5 hours
See Price: 45,47 USD
Eternal Rome Walking Tour... Available: 08:30
Duration: 3 hours
See Price: 71,45 USD
Imperial Rome Available: 14:30
Duration: Full day
See Price: 141,59 USD
Eternal Rome + Imperial... Available: 08:30
Duration: 4 hours
See Price: 77,94 USD
The Vatican and Saint... Available: 08:30

Comments (0)

This activity has no comments yet and your might be the first.
You must log in to add comment.

« homepage

Join PlaceKnow Community Free!

Find vacation rentals & hotels
Find tourist attractions & things to do
Meet new people like you
Easy share travel photos & opinions about places
... and more, try us!
Already a Member? Log in here


    By clicking Register or Connect with Facebook you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions and to receive emails regarding your Account.