Join the amazing Appian Way Tour
A unique, epic hike like no other
There are no time machines. But this hike is the next best thing! Get access to a big part of the well-preserved, ancient Appian Way – called the “Queen of Road”, which was used by Roman armies when they were marching to and from battle, and it was also the route used by emperors and other high-ranking officials when they traveled to the provinces.
Creation of the Appian Way started in the 4th century BC.
The Appian Way was an important symbol of the power and wealth of the Roman Empire. It was one of the most impressive and well-known roads in the ancient world, and it played a key role in the expansion and development of Rome and its empire.
The Appian Way Tour allows you to experience this special road, with this 21k (13 mi) hike ending in the beautiful town of Castel Gandolfo – the pope’s summer residence – with an amazing panoramic view of a volcanic lake!
Perfect to combine nature, escape the crowds, and take in history on an alternative, sustainable Rome walking tour.
Goethe during his Italy travels:
“Rome, Nov. 11, 1786:
Yesterday I visited the nymph Egeria, and then the Hippo drome of Caracalla, the ruined tombs along the Via Appia, and the tomb of Metella, which is the first to give one a true idea of what solid masonry really is. These men worked for eternity – all causes of decay were calculated, except the rage of the spoiler, which nothing can resist. Right heartily did I wish you had been there.”
Goethe did enjoy his Appian Way Tour in 1786,
and so will you today!
Time: ALL YEAR ROUND
DURATION: min. 5 HOURS
DISTANCE: 21KM (13MI)
ELEVATION: 395M (1295 feet)
MAX 15 PARTICIPANTS
How to get there:
By public transport: The starting point is accessible from the “Circo Massimo” subway station. The precise meeting point will be communicated on your booking confirmation.
The international hiking experience in Italy
With Sal, your international guide with a background in the entertainment industry, you will get an experience like no other:
Carefully researched trails, a well-organized experience from beginning to end, native, light-hearted and inclusive communication in English, German and Italian, and exclusive access to certain areas you can only discover with a guide.
local expert guide
“With Salvatore you will discover the beauties of Rome in its immense green spaces, you will immerse yourself in a world made up of monuments, aqueducts, ancient streets and immense parks.” – Stefano
“A super special way to spend a few hours in nature outside and away from the hustle and bustle with Salvatore, a passionate person relaying Roman History in a fitting and healthy way. ” – Alizabeth
“Awesome experience at a very reasonable price. Sal was a great host and conversationist. If I were in Rome longer I’d definitely book another hike with Sal. ” – Riley
Book your next adventure:
If you don’t find your favorite date or the calendar appears “empty”, this tour might still be available outside of our regular program. Get in touch here if you’re interested in this experience.
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We also offer tailor-made and custom hikes for you alone, with partner, group, and for team building events.