APPIAN WAY: QUEEN OF ROADS

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The Via Appia dates back to the fourth century BC. A gateway to Italy and to the mediterranean world, it was named after the Roman censor Appius Claudius, who completed its first part, and earned itself the name of Queen of Roads. The Tour is aimed at showing the road importance in the history and development of Rome it starts at the Baths of Caracalla, constructed in 221 AD. The guide will explore the beauty of the complex while discussing the use of baths as a social and political tool for the Emperor. Then we proceed walking along the road, admiring temples, altars, arches, funerary tombs, and other public structures built during the centuries. Becoming more opulent as time passed, they give us a good sense of how the Roman elite expressed their social and political status. The visit continues at the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, built for the daughter of a wealthy Roman patrician, or the Circus of Maxentius, which once contained the obelisk now in Piazza Navona, and ends at the recently excavated Villa of the Quintili. All the Appian way shows itself as a continuos reminder, to the travellers approaching or leaving Rome, of the glory of the City.

 

Includes:

 

Professional Guide

 

Car Transfer from Termini Station

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Starts: 9:30 or 15:00

Ends: 12:30 or 18:00

Duration: 3 hours

 

 

Group: Max 4 adults

Private: Max 4 adults

Group Price: NA

 

Private Price: 400€

Meeting Point:

 

Piazza Esedra corner with

via Nazionale