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Half-Day St Sebastian Catacombs and Appian Way Tour
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Appian Way in Rome 3-Hour Bike Tour
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour
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Faster Than Skip-the-Line: Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Home to some of the world’s most iconic paintings, the Vatican Museums attract huge crowds. Save yourself hours of waiting by booking this skip-the-line tour of the Sistine Chapel, Raphael’s Rooms, and St. Peter’s Basilica (when the option is selected) in Rome. Early morning and evening tour options mean you can explore the complex during far less crowded time slots. Upgrade to a small-group tour limited to 10 people for a more personalized experience.
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dapper777 wrote a review Nov 2020
Monaco29634 contributions2766 helpful votes
In 312 BC Appius Claudius Caecus, an important statesman of the Roman Republic, built the first Roman road (the Via Appia) which, following the direction that the nature itself of the land indicated, connected Rome with the regions of the South. This road was called, for this reason, from the name of its builder, Via Appia and was extended several times up to Capua, then to Benevento until reaching Brindisi, the extreme tip of the Puglia region. It soon became the "Regina Viarum", the Queen of the Roads, the most important road among all the roads that originated from the Eternal City. Well, if you happen to have half a day free, it is worth taking this road by bike or by car. You will start from the Porta San Sebastiano, then there is the small church "Domine Quo Vadis", then you will see the Basilica and the catacombs of St. Sebastian, the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella...and beyond. In the enchanting setting of the Roman countryside and in the midst of marvelous pines and cypresses more than a hundred years old, swaying in the sky... You will not forget this trip.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Kciff wrote a review Mar 2020
Fox Island, Washington1017 contributions402 helpful votes
This is the countryside walk that many Romans take on the weekend. It is beautiful scenery, villas along the way that makes you wish you had several million Lire. There are ruins of Ancient Rome here too and churches with catacombs but a simple walk down the Via Appia is memorable.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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L3K wrote a review Feb 2020
Guisborough, United Kingdom1745 contributions367 helpful votes
I really enjoyed our afternoon stroll along the old Appian Way. I loved the ancient road surface with the distinctive shaped trees. They looked great, even in the drizzle. There are the odd tomb to be seen alongside it, but many are in a state of ruin. It was nice and peaceful, away from the crowds of the city centre. It was easy to get to. Get the A line metro to Arco di Travertino, then the 660 bus to the Catacombs of Saint Sebastian. The 765 takes you back to the metro station.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Manuela L wrote a review Jan 2020
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7096 contributions2910 helpful votes
This Via starts at the Porta San Sebastiano, the most famous antic road of Rome, and goes to each direction out of Rome, and was still mentioned at the Bible; it was the most important road, called "the Appian Way", today, you can see the original big stones from Via Appia; it was Claudio Appio who had built in 312 BC. this important road, who remains an important part of Christian Rome.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Gregory K wrote a review Jan 2020
Gloucester, United Kingdom195 contributions99 helpful votes
We started our day's walking at Porta San Sebastiano, where the Appian Way properly starts. We had originally planned to walk on a Sunday when car traffic is prohibited and the first stretch of road was definitely less pleasant with busy motorists and even crazier motorcyclists speeding along the cobbled roadway. Nevertheless we popped into Quo Vadis church and pondered this curious anecdote about the life of St Peter. By the time we had reached the catacombs of San Sebatiano, much of the traffic had turned off and the road became quieter. With hindsight, we should have taken the pedestrian detour towards the catacombs of San Callisto, but we were reluctant to miss any sights along that stretch of the Appian Way - there weren't many! Following a tour of the San Sebastiano catacombs, we marvelled at the Circus of Maxentius and the imposing Mausoleum of Cecilia, before breaking for coffee at the delightful Appia Antica Cafe. From here on, the Appian Way came into its own and we felt entirely immersed in history. We viewed the restored baths at Capo di Bove. We passed tomb after broken down tomb. We were treated to the sight of a horse riding along the cobble stones. Eventually at Rabirii's tomb, we turned back and retraced our steps but we could easily have kept on going for another hour or two.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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