Gruppo Storico Romano
Via Appia Antica
Named after consul Appius Claudius Caecus who laid the first 90km section in 312 BC, ancient Rome’s regina viarum (queen of roads) was...
Chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis?
This pint-sized church marks the spot where St Peter, fleeing Rome, met a vision of Jesus going the other way. When Peter asked:...
Porta San Sebastiano
Marking the start of Via Appia Antica, the 5th-century Porta San Sebastiano is the largest of the gates in the Aurelian Wall. During...
La Casa del Jazz
In the middle of a 2500-sq-metre park in the southern suburbs, the Casa del Jazz is housed in a three-storey 1920s villa that once...
Set in a 16th-century former stable, this intimate family-run trattoria has been feeding hungry travellers along the Appian Way for more...
Via Appia Antica 18 · interesting places nearby
Gruppo Storico Romano information
If you’ve always fancied yourself a bit like Russell Crowe, you can hone your gladiatorial skills at Gruppo Storico Romano. An association of history enthusiasts, it has established Rome’s first gladiator school. Workshops, open to men and women, are in English and last two hours. The cost is between €25 and €75 per person, depending on the size of the group (one to one costs €100).