Appian Way and Catacombs

A private tour of the Appian Way to discover ancient Rome and the catacombs of ancient Christians





The Catacombs of San Callisto



Appian Way



Via Appia Antica, the ancient Appian Way, is one of Rome's oldest roads. This private tour will take you out of the busy traffic of Rome, and you will discover the history of the Roman Empire surrounded by a beautiful countryside. The Appian Way, the first paved "high way" leading out of Rome, was built in 312 BC and is today an archaeological park.


The itinerary will be the following:

  • The Appian Way tour will begin at the Baths of Caracalla, where your private guide will take you through the magnificent ruins of these thermae, among the biggest ever built during the Roman Empire

  • We will then start going along the Appian Way and reach the Catacombs of San Sebastiano where you will go underground to discover the burial places of the ancient Christians (depending on the day of closure the visit will be done in the catacombs of San Callisto, aslo along the way and equally interesting)

  • The visit will continue with the Circus of Maxentius, built by the emperor for chariot races in honor of his son and second in size only to the Circus Maximus

  • We will then reach the monumental Tomb of Caecilia Metella, daughter in law of Marcus Licinius Crassus, one of the triumvir. This monument is considered the most famous landmark of the Appian way

Duration: 3-3.5 hours

This tour requires some transportation. It is possible to take a couple of taxi rides on the spot, otherwise we will be happy to arrange a private car with driver. 







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If you are interested in ancient Rome take a look at our excursion to Ostia Antica