Horseback Riding with an Archaeologist on the Appian Way
Astride a horse, you will join our archaeologists in exploring a section of the ancient Via Appia, where you can still admire monumental Roman tombs. Traversing the ancient pavestones, we will show you every detail of this formidable road, which the Romans dubbed “queen of the roads.” On this unforgettable adventure, which is suitable for both adults and children, you will feel part ancient Roman, part intrepid explorer.
- The Appian Way connected Rome to Brindisi (in antiquity, Brundisium) and was one of the most important land communication routes in ancient times.
- Spartacus was executed on this road, along with other slaves who participated in his rebellion.
- The artist Antonio Canova restored and rebuilt some of the monumental tombs.
Questions we will answer
- What were the streets like in the Roman Empire?
- Why are tombs placed along the road?
- What do the inscriptions carved in the marble on the tombs say?
- Why do funerary monuments have such different shapes?
Duration: 90 minutes (depends on the person's experience)
Meeting place: Via dei Cercenii, Rome. In case you need a private transport to and from the archaeological site, contact us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Start time: Your preference. Once the reservation has been made, you will be contacted by our staff to agree on the most suitable time. It is possible to choose a time between h. 8:30 and h. 17:30
When: Daily (Monday to Sunday); Year Round
Important information: The weight that a horse can carry cannot exceed 95 kilos
Languages: English, French, Italian
Suitable for children? Yes
Suitable for people with mobility issues? No