The Appian Way, Queen of the Ways, was inaugurated on 312BC by Appius Claudius, and immediately became the first major road to the south of Italy. A path full of monuments, a still picture of history that gave us a perfectly preserved way to live that time again, imagining the traffic of carriages and horses.
Info & Booking
Available: on Sundays, from April to October
Departs: 10 am, Segway Office located in Via di Sant'Eufemia #15 Rome
Duration: 6 hours
Inclusions: personal guide, multispeed cruiser bike, helmet, visit of Catacombe and Lunch.
Exclusions: Souvenirs and Gratuities
Tour is confirmed when at least 4 people participate, maximum 8
Available Language: English
Cancellation Policy: The tour goes on rain or shine. No money refunds will be made for lost airplanes, buses, trains etc., Total refund will be made for cancellations made within 72hrs of the tours departure
Appian Way Bike Tour
A bike ride along the Appian Way bike gives you the unique opportunity to explore history, archeology, landscape, and nature all at once. Tour through the first six miles of a road immersed in a timeless atmosphere where modernity gives way to history, where the noise of car engines fades in favor of your bike tires' friction on the ancient roman paving. Travel past famous monuments, and less famous grave sites, past cypresses and parasol pines – and let your imagination carry you over 2,300 years into the far away past.
- Baths of Caracalla, the largest existing sports and bathing place in the Roman empire
- Arch of Drusus, son of Augustus, a building that eloquently expresses Rome's power along this most important of strategic roads
- Porta San Sebastiano, the gate to the Via Appia in the best-preserved section of the Aurelian Walls, the last Roman defense against the Barbarian invasions
- Church of "Domine quo vadis" – according to Christian tradition, it was here that Jesus appeared to Peter in a vision, and Peter asked him "Lord, where are you going?"
- Catacombs of San Callisto - the early Christian tombs also considered private and protected areas by the Romans and therefore used as shelters from persecution. The catacombs form an intricate network of narrow corridors hewn into stone. At this stop you'll also be able to enjoy a food break at the Appia Antica Cafe.
- Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella – the colossal grave of a Roman noblewoman during the time of Julius Caesar and the Gallic wars. The mausoleum is one of the main symbols of the Via Appia.
- Villa dei Quintilii, the largest and most sumptuous residence of the Roman suburbs – so large in fact that when its remains were first discovered, it was called “Roma Vecchia” (Old Rome).