Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cycling the Appian way

The Appian Way used to be known as the “Regina Viarum,” the queen of all roads. There is probably no other place in Rome that gives you such a strong sense of stepping back into Rome glorious past the past.
The "via Appia" is protected within a regional park, on the other hand, the only intrusions tend to be bird songs and other tourists, of which there are surprisingly few.... It’s a 16-kilometer ride from the Porta San Sebastiano, once known as the Porta Appia in the city walls to Frattocchie, the end of the line beyond Rome’s Ciampino airport.
Few tracts of the Appia are still lined with ‘basolato’ (huge polygonally-cut stones of basalt rock) that paved the ancient road. 
During the bike ride we will see several antique Roman remains and visit the famous Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.



-Practical information-
Only on sundays
Duration:            3/4 hours
Languages:        italian / english / español / nederlands

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