General

From the city of Rome to the port of Brindisi, to facilitate trade and links with Greece the Ancient Appian way is one of the great works of antiquity that you’ll explore together with our tour guide on board an eco-friendly Segway.

Considered the ‘Queen of Roads’ by the ancient Romans, it is still visible today in many of its stretches along the peninsula, but it is best preserved without doubt beyond the walls of the Eternal City.

The ancient tunnels of the Christian catacombs also join up with it along its course and contain the fascinating remains of the beginnings of a culture that was striving to survive persecution. Tumuli, mosaics, ancient paintings and mausoleums have remained to bear witness to the strength and tenacity of a people willing to die for its faith.

It is right on this stretch of the via Appia that you will be able to retrace the steps of Peter who according to legend, while fleeing the persecutory fury of the Emperor Nero had a vision of Jesus walking towards the city. This was the place and the occasion of the famous question “Quo vadis, Domine” and of the equally emblematic reply which persuaded him to return to Rome and accept his martyrdom. Following the street, you will meet the well-preserved Catacombs of Cecilia Metella and afterwards the tour will end with a light lunch in a beautiful garden in front of Cecilia Metella tomb.

Book our Ancient Appian Way Segway Tour and go back home with the unique experience of the Queen’s capital in the world: Rome !

Activities

Duration: 4,5 hours

Meeting/Arrival point: via Baccina,31

Highlighs:

  • Colosseum
  • Basilica of Ss.Giovanni e Paolo 
  • Baths of Caracalla
  • Porta San Sebastiano
  • Church of Quo Vadis
  • Catacombs of Cecilia Metella
  • Capo di Bove 

Prices:

  • Adult (+18 to 70): 95,00 €
  • Youth (+16 to 17): 80,00 €

Max Group size: 7 partecipants (small-group to ensure personalized attention and extra safety from your tour leader).

First time on a Segway? Not to worry! Our team, with almost a decade of Segway tour experience and half hour orientation session before the tour start, will give you all the practice you need to feel comfortable on a Segway in no time. Once you feel comfortable riding the Segway we will start to have fun.

Additional info:
Included: Segway, expert, English-speaking tour leader, helmet, insurance, ponchos, training session, small bottle of water, audio guide, lunch (at  Domus Magnanimi's garden:http://www.domusmagnanimi.it/ )

Not included: entrance to the monuments and museums, tips, trasnport.
Do not you speak english? Interested to take a private tour and have fun just with your family or friends? Your group is large and you do not find availability on our website? Do not worry, send your request and we will be happy to accommodate your needs!!!
Important note:

  • Online bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance, last minute bookings are accepted by phone or email.
  • Minimum age to ride a Segway is 16 years
  • Ancient and Recent reserves the right to change the route if required by circumstances
  • Teenagers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Riders must have the ability to make motions such as climbing and descending stairs without assistance
  • Segways are not suitable for guests who weigh under 100 pounds (45 kilos) or over 250 pounds (113 kilos)
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
  • Please do not carry large bags whilst on the Segway
  • Not recommended for pregnant women
  • We do not visit the inside of any museums or monuments

Cancellation policy: if you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 6 and 4 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, you will be charged a 30% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, you will becharged a 100% cancellation fee. Refund will only be issued if the tour was booked and paid for directly with Ancient and Recent within a week from the cancellation. The payment will not be refunded for any other reason (i.e. Weather, change of travel plans, illness, missed train..). In case of rain all our tours run regularly.

Available departures

Departure: On Sundays at 9.30 AM - upon request. Closing days: 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. Payment: 100% in advance. By clicking on the" SUBMIT BOOKING" button you are only requiring the availability for that kind of tour, therefore, yours it is considered a request, not a confirmed reservation.Our team will get back to you with an answer email within 24 hours.

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Ancient Appian Way

Ancient Appian Way

The Via Appia Antica, ancient Rome’s “Queen of Roads,” is the reason we say all roads lead to Rome. Built in the 5th century B.C., it was the widest and largest road of its time.  In its heyday this avenue spanned some 330 miles, running from Rome to the port of Brindisi, on the Adriatic coast, where boats left for Egypt, Greece, and North Africa. According to Christian legend, it was on the Via Appia Antica that Jesus Christ appeared to St. Peter.

The road today is remarkably well preserved, flanked on both sides by fields punctuated with ruins and other vestiges of Roman history, its large flat paving stones polished by millennia of use and weathering.

The ancient tunnels of the Christian catacombs also join up with it along its course and contain the fascinating remains of the beginnings of a culture that was striving to survive persecution. Tumuli, mosaics, ancient paintings and mausoleums have remained to bear witness to the strength and tenacity of a people willing to die for its faith.

It is right on this stretch of the via Appia that you will be able to retrace the steps of Peter who, according to legend, while he was fleeing the persecutory fury of the Emperor Nero, had a vision of Jesus walking towards the city. This was the place and the occasion of the famous question “Quo vadis, Domine” and of the equally emblematic reply which persuaded him to return to Rome and accept his  martyrdom.

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