Explore the ancient Appian Way by bike, and pedal along cobbles laid by the Romans many millennia ago. As you follow a guide, you’ll learn about the history of the road, which became a Christian burial ground. Visit San Callisto Catacombs, and see ruins such as the Tomb of Cecilia Metella on an 12-mile (20-km) route. The ride lasts about four hours and is suitable for intermediate-level cyclists. A nice snack will be offer to each participant along the ride. Moreover bypass the queue with this 1-hour skip-the-line small-group official Colosseum guided tour. Visit Rome's symbolic monument with a tour that makes it easy and fun for all ages. Learn about the amphitheater's history from a guide with an art and archaeology background.
Appian Bike Tour:Take your bike at the starting point near the Colosseum. Then, put on your helmet and follow your guide along the famous Appian Way. The ancient road has an intriguing history, so listen to your guide’s commentary whenever you stop. Built to connect Rome to the port city of Brindisi, the Appian Way later became an early Christian burial site with underground catacombs. Stop to explore one of the famous ones, the San Callisto Catacombs, which were built in the middle of the 2nd century. Continue past the ruined Circus of Maxentius as you pedal over ancient cobbles, laid by the Romans. See the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, a symbol of the Appian Way, and admire the countryside that stretches up to the Nymphaeum of Villa dei Quintili. Your tour goes on through the Caffarella Park, where you can admire incredible ruins such as the Nymphaeum of Egeria, the Tomb of Annia Regilla, Roman cistern and the Aurelian Wall. After roughly four hours on your bike, you’ll finish back at the start point.WHAT YOU WILL SEE:• Circus Maximus• Caracalla’s Bath• Aurelian walls• Ancient Appian Way,• Circus of Maxentius• Roman Tombs• Archeological Appian Park • Roman Aqueduct• Quintili’s Villa• And much more … The ride includes a detailed explanation of the archeological evidence along the way, especially concernig the aqueducts, the crown jewel of the roman engineering. The ride is made more impressive by the surrounding nature where the ruins are deep in. The tour is mede more special by the soft drink offerred to each participant along the way.Colosseum:Learn about the spectacular games and bloody battles that were held inside. Hear about the techniques of construction invented by the Romans, the incredible ability of the gladiators, the violent fighting between exotic animals and the high level of technology achieved by Roman engineers to built the Colosseum. Walk around the first tiers and reach the arena to learn about the trapdoors and all the mechanisms used to animate the games. Your guide will keep you entertained with stories of sea-battles, the cages where lions were kept before the games started, the rooms in which gladiators were waiting before they reached the arena, the executions, and the excitement of the spectators attending the most spectacular, fantastic, and expensive games in human history. After exploring the first level you will reach the second tiers to enjoy the best inside and outside view and of the Colosseum. The tour will end in front of the official book shop of the Colosseum where you can find a wide assortment of books about the Colosseum. Your tour guide will be at disposal to answer all of your questions and curiosities.