Start this walk at the Circus Maximus, the most extensive stadium ever that could sit up to 300.000 spectators. The Appian Way originally started here in 312 BC.
Walk along the Appian Way to reach the impressive walls of the well preserved Baths of Caracalla, where we learn how Ancient Romans spent their afternoons in these true leisure centers.
Continue on the Appian Way among ancient mausoleums and Renaissance Villas to the Arch of Drusus and Porta San Sebastiano, the ancient Appian Gate. Explore the Museo delle Mura (free admission, closed on Mondays) inside the ancient gate to discover more about the city wall made under emperor Aurelian (270-275 AD), and walk along the ancient ramparts.
Duration: 3 hours
Entrance tickets: Baths of Caracalla 10 euro (4 euro for EU students under 25), 2 euro under 18. Museo delle Mura now free.
Both sites closed on Mondays.
This walk can only be done in the morning as Museo delle Mura closes at 2:00 pm.
Note: the service tunnels under the baths are not open to the public (February 2022)