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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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£3,125

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£2,875 (including offers)

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  • Save £100 with our Special Offer Discount.
  • Save an extra £150 if you pay your full balance today, just £2,875
  • Pay a low deposit of £1, was £750.
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£1 Deposit Offer for 2023 Tours - Top-up deposit payment due by 30 September 2022

The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Single supplement: £350

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Whether you want to add extra nights on either side of your tour, you want to upgrade your flight or hotel room, or you are hoping to enjoy a door-to-door airport transfer, we can help.

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Meet your Experts

Dr Jamie Sewell

Andante 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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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 supplement Offer Availability
29 May 2023 AVAP230529 29 May 2023 (Monday) 5 June 2023 (Monday) Dr Jamie Sewell £3,125
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