Parco Regionale dell Appia Antica

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The old road linking Rome to Brindisi lined with relics from those times, a place to walk or cycle around.

Know Before You Go

The must see sites are at different marker points on the road, the best way to see them is to take a picnic and walk or hire a bicycle here at the Visitor Center. Walk through the grounds of the catacombs of San Callisto, or continue to the gate of the Aurelian Walls, the Christian Catacombs of St. Sebastian and the Circus and Mausoleum of Maxentius.
On Sundays no vehicles are allowed on the Appian Way so it's a good day to visit. You can hop on the public bus from Rome or there is an Archeobus service which takes you to all of the ancient sites.
The gift and souvenir shop at the visitor center at the entrance provides you with maps, places to visit in the park and you can hire bicycles here.
Suitable for adults and children.

Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica is the old Roman Way, it is the row of green between the centre of Rome and the Alban Hills to the south east of the city. It contains many relics of ancient Roman times which you won't be able to view in the city. It was one of the most strategically important Roman roads of ancient times, it linked Rome to Brindisi. Walking the road you can see many notable places of interest from the gate of the Aurelian Walls, the Christian Catacombs of St. Sebastian and the Circus and Mausoleum of Maxentius.


The Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica is a wonderful trip outside of the city of Rome, it shows that there are many ancient areas remaining outside of the city, among protected countryside for all to see. It's a wonderful place to walk or cycle, and there are places of interest to stop along the way. The road itself can be quieter during certain times of the year so you can imagine how it was to trek the Roman Road almost 3000 years ago.

Key Highlights

The Parco Regionale dell'Appia Antica is a wonderful trip outside of the city of Rome, it shows that there are many ancient areas remaining outside of the city, among protected countryside for all to see. It's a wonderful place to walk or cycle, and there are places of interest to stop along the way. The road itself can be quieter during certain times of the year so you can imagine how it was to trek the Roman Road almost 3000 years ago.

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