The Appian Way takes its name from Appius Claudius Caecus, who inaugurated it in 312 B.C. It is the most important ancient Roman road and many people want to see it during their Rome tour. The Appian Way was crucial from an economic point of view because it connected Rome with Southern Italy. Initially it only reached Capua and the Pontine marshes, but it was later extended in order to connect Benevento and Brindisi: this strongly encouraged trade with the eastern Mediterranean. This is a very nice tourist destination: the original paving is very attractive, and lines of cypress trees and pines create a suggestive atmosphere.
7,5 € (4,5 € for EU citizens aged 18 – 25 and school teachers)
The card is valid 7 days
Every day except Aug 15th, Dec 25th and Jan 1st.
Monday – Saturday: 9.30 am – 1.30 pm, 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm (4.30 pm in winter)
Sunday and Holydays: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm (4.30 pm in winter)