In the footsteps of the ancients on Rome´s Appian Way

The Via Appia was one of ancient Rome´s most important roads, beginning construction in 312 BCE, and you can tread its pine-tree-lined cobblestones with an easy Metro ride (Piramide stop) south of the Colosseum and Forum and such. It´s a lot less crowded than most other ancient Roman sites, and as a bonus you can visit the Catacumbe di San Callisto, and at times somewhat creepy underground crypt complex founded in the 3rd century by the deacon who would become Pope Callixtus I, and the burial place of 16 early Roman Catholic pontiffs and some 50 “martyrs”, including a saint or two.

Read more in my post 8 Interesting, Off-the-Beaten-Path Attractions of Rome.


Erik Törner


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