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Summary

Queen of roads

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 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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Today's Price
£2,475

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £99, was £500.

Single supplement: £335

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Dr Jamie Sewell

Guide Lecturer

Dr Jamie Sewell has fifteen years’ experience supervising excavations in Britain, Germany, Romania and Italy, including Pompeii. He has authored books and articles on the archaeology of towns in Hellenistic Italy and in the broader Mediterranean region.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
17 September 2021 AVAP210326 17 September 2021 (Friday) 24 September 2021 (Friday) Dr Jamie Sewell £2,475
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