Appian Way

Duration: 3 hours

Our guide will introduce you to the fascinating Appian Way which is the most beautiful of all the roads leading to Rome. It was built in 312 B.C. by the Consul Appius Claudius, who opened the first part from Porta San Sebastiano to Capua: then in 190 B.C. this road was constructed to the seaport of Brindisi, where two marbles columns mark the end of the road.

First you will visit the little Church of Domine Quo Vadis built in the 9th century where, it is said that, Christ appeared before St. Peter while was escaping from persecution by Nero. Your next stop will be the famous catacombs which there were a place of refuge of the early Christians: catacombs of St. Callixtus, the first cemetery of Rome’s Christian community and burial place of 16 Popes in the 3rd century ot catacombs of St. Sebastian.

Then you will continue your walk along the Appian Way and you will see monumental tombs like that of Cecilia Metella and Romolo Mausoleum.