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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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We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truly remarkable.

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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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Accommodation
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Field notes
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
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March 26 2021 AVAP210326 March 26 2021 (Friday) April 2 2021 (Friday) Dr Eireann Marshall $2,960
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September 17 2021 AVAP210326 September 17 2021 (Friday) September 24 2021 (Friday) Dr Jamie Sewell $3,070
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