The Via Appia: The Queen of Roads

8 days

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Summary

Dubbed by the poet Statius the regina viarum, the Via Appia was Rome’s first major artery out of the city and remains its most famous. Originally built in 312 BC under the Censor Appius Claudius Caecus, the road was built in order to facilitate troop movement out of the city, thereby subduing the Samnites. While the original end point was Capua, it was later extended to Beneventum and finally to Brundisium. This road, which started in the Roman forum, where the master itinerarium which listed the cities it passed was placed, witnessed famous historical events, such as the assassination of Clodius and the crucifixion of 6,000 of Spartacus’ followers. The journey up this road from Beneventum to Rome offers you a fascinating glimpse into the way in which Rome was first subdued and then united Italy through roads, while taking us to spectacular sites en route, such as the amphitheatre of Capua, the spectacular Sant’Angelo in Formis, as well as the haunting remains found on road outside Rome.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit the superbly preserved underground sanctuary of Mithras of Capua with its intact fresçoes and shrine
  • Explore Minturnae, a little-known archaeological site which contains a section of the Via Appia
  • Walk down the Via Appia in Rome, seeing ancient remains, like the Porta San Sebastiano

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Meet your Experts

Dr Eireann Marshall

Guide Lecturer

An Honorary Research Fellow for the Open University, Dr Eireann Marshall is bilingual (Italian and English), and she has led many Andante tours.

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  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • All taxes & gratuities
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  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
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26 March 2021 AVAP210326 26 March 2021 (Friday) 2 April 2021 (Friday) Dr Eireann Marshall £2,325
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17 September 2021 AVAP210326 17 September 2021 (Friday) 24 September 2021 (Friday) Dr Jamie Sewell £2,425
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