Appian Way and Catacombs Tour
From the city of Rome to the port of Brindisi, to facilitate trade and links with Greece, the “Queen of the roads” in the ancient Roman, the Ancient Appian way, is one of the great works of antiquity that you’ll explore together with your private local tour guide Evolved Guide through his or her tour of Appian Way and Catacombs.
It is still visible today in many of its stretches along the peninsula, but the best preserved part is without doubt the one just beyond the walls of the Eternal City.
The ancient tunnels of the Christian catacombs also join up with it along its course and contain the fascinating remains of the beginnings of a culture that was striving to survive persecution. Tumuli, mosaics, ancient paintings and mausoleums have remained to bear witness to the strength and tenacity of a people willing to die for its faith.
It is right on this stretch of the via Appia that you will be able to retrace the steps of Peter who, according to legend, while he was fleeing the persecutory fury of the Emperor Nero, had a vision of Jesus walking towards the city. This was the place and the occasion of the famous question “Quo vadis, Domine” and of the equally emblematic reply which persuaded him to return to Rome and accept his martyrdom.
The private guided tour of the Appian Way and Catacombs present on our platform are different from one guide to another because everyone customized his or her itinerary including some of the catacombs and other symbolic places of the Ancient Appian Way: you simply have to choose your favorite private tour and its licensed tour guide who will introduce you to the catacombs that you want to explore better (between Catacombs of San Sebastiano, Catacombs of San Callisto and Catacombs of Domitilla).
Go back home with the unique experience of your Private Tour Guide Evolved Certificated Guide!