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Wander around the Appian Way (Via Appia Antica)

The Appian Way is one of Rome's oldest roads and, surprisingly, it is still in use. Its construction began in 312 BC and there are still some old Roman ruins to be seen along the route through a search on the internet will turn up pictures of what they think it looked like in the heyday. 

The road begins at the Roman Forum and leads out of town. You can start your journey where the Appian Way joins Parco Scott as it is a short walk from our apartment here. At the Colosseum, you can catch the 118 bus that will take you to the Appian Way. 

 You can also walk as far as Via di Tor Carbone which a quite a distance away. If you like, you can hire a bike. Take the 118 bus from the Coliseum bus stop across the metro. It's about 7 stops away, and the last Appia Antica bus stop. The stop is called Basilica San Sebastian (catacombs). Just before the bus forks left you get off and should walk a little hill a kilometer up to rent a bike and coffee place that will be on the left of the Appia.

  That part has cars, but no buses. The Appia Antica cafe is where, on all days, the road is closed for traffic, although you should except for a few cars. They went slow and we could ride off the pavement on the side. The ride is very pleasant and we've seen horses, goats and sheep, but it's a bit challenging in terms of watching for potholes and uneven stones. There is unpacked narrow space on the Dede to ride along the road. They also have children's bikes.  

The road begins at the Roman Forum and leads out of town. We started our journey where the Appian Way joins Parco Scott as it was a short walk from our apartment here. At the Colosseum, you can catch the 118 bus that will take you to the Appian Way. 

 We walked as far as Via di Tor Carbone which was quite a distance away. If you like, you can hire a bike. Take the 118 bus from the Coliseum bus stop across the metro. It's about 7 stops away, and the last Appia Antica bus stop. The stop is called Basilica San Sebastian (catacombs). Just before the bus forks left you get off and should walk a little hill a kilometer up to rent a bike and coffee place that will be on the left of the Appia.

 

 That part has cars, but no buses. The Appia Antica cafe is where, on all days, the road is closed for traffic, although you should except for a few cars. They went slow and we could ride off the pavement on the side. The ride is very pleasant and we've seen horses, goats and sheep, but it's a bit challenging in terms of watching for potholes and uneven stones. There is unpacked narrow space on the Dede to ride along the road. They also have children's bikes. 


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