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Fri, Mar 25


Roma Termini Train Station

In the footsteps of the Early Christians: the Appian Way

Elaine and I are looking forward to going back 2000 years in time with you and walking part of the the ancient Appian Way.

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In the footsteps of the Early Christians: the Appian Way
In the footsteps of the Early Christians: the Appian Way

Time & Location

Mar 25, 2022, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Roma Termini Train Station , Via Giovanni Giolitti, 40, 00185 Roma RM, Italy


About the Event

Title: Ancient Appian Way with Art Historian Elaine Ruffolo

This walk will be open to Families!  

Distance: The total walk will be about 10 km ( 6 Miles) +\-

Details and outline of the Ladies Adventure’s Appian way:

The ancient Appian Way was planned in 312 BC by Appius Claudius Caecus, initially to connect Rome first with ancient Capua (now Santa Maria Capua Vetere), and then Brindisi, becoming the main link between Rome and the East. In it’s entirety it spanned 350 miles(563kms)

The Appian Way is also lined with tombs of ancient patrician families of Rome. Among the tombs one will find the Christian catacombs, San Sebastian, San Domitilla, San Callixtus, and the most impressive, the tomb of Cecilia Metella. Walking along this road is rich in history. It is said to be the road in which Peter had his vision from Christ and headed back to the city of Rome to be persecuted.

About 10:15am, as we walk the first section, we will start with a overview looking at a map. We will then do a short mediation and walk in silence until we arrive to the first section of the original road. We will have the opportunity to see some ancient aqueducts. The Roman aqueducts still stand today, more than two thousand years later, as a testament to the engineering genius of the ancient Romans.

We will stop and Elaine will educate us on the Roman Roads and Aqueducts. ( We may encounter some herds of cows on the way)

After some more walking we will stop at Villa Dei Quintili, an ancient Roman villa beyond the fifth milestone along the Via Appia Antica.It was built by the rich and cultured brothers Sextus Quintilius Valerius Maximus and Sextus Quintilius Condianus in 151 AD.

After this stop we will continue on and Elaine will divide up the history of Rome, in three sections. The Founding myth of Rome, The Republic and Julius Cesear.

We will stop at the Tomb of Cecilia Metella and then have lunch at 1:30. By the time we arrive at lunch we would have walked about 5 Miles

1:30 Lunch

(15:30) After Lunch we will go to the Catacombs of San Callisto.

As a final stop we will step into the church of Domino Quo Vadis, and identify the mystery footprints in the marble.

Transportation and costs:

Trains. Since some people have expressed different options of getting to Rome , the travel to and from we will leave at your discretion. This is not included in the adventure.



Cost of Trip per person:Special one time price of  100 Euros  ( covers our costs) 

Included in price:

  • Private Transfer From Termini train station to Appian Way
  • Private transfer Appian trail to train station at end of walk.
  • Lunch at a very beautiful restaurant along the Appian Way.
  • Entrance Fees to Catacombes
  • Full day Private Art Historian tour

Please let us know as soon as you can if you are able to come. Places strictly limited.

See you on the Appian Way!

Lori Anne and Elaine


  • Appian Way: 100 Euro

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