Dating back to the fourth century BCE, the via Appia is the oldest and most prestigious of Roman roads. The regina viarum--queen of all roads--was named after the Roman censor Appius Claudius, who completed its first stretch toward Campania and the south. The road became a gateway to Italy and eventually the entire Roman Empire, and it defined Rome's urban development and city planning for centuries. Our walk, led by an archaeologist, classicist, art historian, or architectural historian, explores the importance of the Appian Way as well as the meaning and function of the monuments along its path.
- Culture, History & Arts
- Walking & Biking
12 and Above
The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing. With no more than six other people, you'll participate in an intimate, hands-on, conversational experience. No Tour Guides - Our "docents" are first and foremost scholars or specialists, with MAs, Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees in their fields of study.
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Terms & Conditions
Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within three business days need to be made by phone to the emergency number provided in your confirmation email. Cancellations within three business days made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored. Other terms and conditions may apply.
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