This private, half-day walking tour takes you on an exploration of the ancient Roman Appian Way. Your academic guide will take you to discover many ancient Roman monuments, while explaining their importance in the creation of modern Rome.
What to Expect
This half-day private walking tour takes you on an in-depth exploration of the ancient Roman Appian Way. This unique tour is led by an academic professional well-versed in archeology, art, architecture, and history, which means that you will get the most in-depth information about the Appian Way and its importance in shaping modern Rome.
Your tour starts at the Baths of Caracalla, which were constructed in 221 AD. While you admire the stunning architecture of the baths, your guide will explain the political and social importance of baths during the Roman Empire.
As the tour progresses, you will explore the many impressive temples, altars, arches, and tombs that line the Appian Way. This itinerary frequently includes monuments such as the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, and the Circus of Maxentius. As you journey down the path, your guide will explain the history of each structure and describe its impact on the creation of modern Rome.
- Knowledgeable guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
What's Not Included
- Entrance fee to the Baths of Caracalla (EUR 6)
- Entrance fee to the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella (EUR 6)
Know Before You Go
• Tours are held rain or shine with variations to accommodate the weather
• Please note that the structure of this tour is not designed to include an excursion to the catacombs of the Appian Way