"From the heart of the Appia Antica Park to the Park of Castelli Romani"
The ancient Porta Capena was part of the walls called Serviane dating back to the 6th century. B.C. from here the Via Appia and the Via Latina left and from here, a few steps from one of the monuments and landmarks of the Capital, the Circus Maximus, the Natural Path of the Parks starts.

"From here we start"
Going along Via delle Terme di Caracalla and then Via di Porta San Sebastiano you start to breathe the story (and a good dose of PM10!). From the Museum of the Walls onwards there will be an uninterrupted series of surprises. For those who want to take it with so many opportunities to deviate from the path to visit the monumental areas such as the Catacombs of San Sebastiano and San Callisto, the Circus of Maxentius or the Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella.
Once passed through the Latin paper mill, the path leads to the Caffarella valley, a theater of myths and legends perhaps suggested by the soft reliefs that make it a natural boundary, certainly from the presence of the Almone, a small tributary of the Tiber, from the Romans considered sacred river since primordia.

"In the Roman countryside of the Grand Tour"
Made full of nature, passing through the Egeria spring (open all year round, from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm, 6.00 pm with daylight saving time) continue along the left side that runs along Via dell'Almone and then via Cecilia Metella. We find ourselves on the Regina Viarum, where the ancient basolato, the tombs and the imperial villas will keep us company. From Frattocchie you climb towards the Castles along the secondary road, but once you get to Castel Gandolfo, the view of Lake Albano is rewarded. A first stop for many urban sections, but certainly spectacular, which crosses the Appia Antica Regional Park from North to South, reaching the towns of Ciampino and Marino. A journey through the typical Roman countryside landscape praised by the artists of the Grand Tour.

STAGE DATA:

Lenght: 23,7 km

Degree of difficulty CAI: T

Difference in height uphill: 480 m

Downhill difference in height: 90 m

Altitude Max: 420 m

Min height: 25 m

Protected areas crossed:

Regional Park of the Appia Antica

Regional Park of the Roman Castles

CAI Section: Rome

Recommended period:

All the year

Cartography:

Appia Antica Tour Guide 2014

Paths:

Appia Antica
Caffarella

 

 

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Height profile
Le strutture contrassegnate da smile 😉 sono le "strutture amiche" del cammino

Eat

Appia Antica Caffe
Via Appia Antica n.175, Roma
Tel. 0689879575 - 3383465440
www.appiaanticacaffe.it

Azienda Agricola Regina Viarum
Via Appia Antica 300, Roma
Tel. 3396217208
(Degustazione prodotti)
www.aziendaagricolareginaviarum.com

Casale appio
Via vallericcia, Roma
Tel. 3409089208
www.casaleappio.it

Hotel Castel Gandolfo
Via de Zecchini 27, Castel Gandolfo
Tel. 069360521
www.hotelcastelgandolfo.com

Il barone rampante
Via Tito Omboni 165, Roma
Tel. 0651601223

Il Grottino
via Saponara 2, Castel Gandolfo
Tel. 069361413
www.ristoranteilgrottino.net

Kolping Hotel Casa Domitilla
Via delle Sette Chiese 280, Roma
Tel. 065133956
www.kolpingdomitilla.it

Le Fratte Ignoranti
Viale Pio XI 45, Castel Gandolfo
Tel. 069322770
www.lefratteignoranti.it

Sor Capanna
Corso della repubblica 12, Castel Gandolfo
Tel. 069361259
www.sorcapanna.it

Sleep

😉 B&B Garden2015
Via Caio Ateio capitone 71, Roma
Tel. 3892037234
www.garden2015.it

😉 La residenza di Lida
Via Cardinale Raffaele Merry Del Val 1, Castel Gandolfo
Tel. 3358314344
info@castelliromanicasavacanze.it

😉 La Dimora del Borgo
Via Corso della Repubblica 69, Castel Gandolfo
Tel. 3358314344
info@castelliromanicasavacanze.it

Acquedotti Antichi B&B
Viale Anicio Gallo 196/C2, Roma
Tel. 0645555635
www.acquedottiantichi.com

Albergo Lucia Pagnanelli
Via Gramsci 2, Castel Gandolfo
Tel. 069361422
www.albergopagnanelli.it

Appia Antica Resort
Via Appia Pignatelli 368, Roma
Tel. 0645448035 - 3483710261
www.appiaanticaresort.com

B&B Il raduno
C.so della Repubblica 31, Castel Gandolfo
Tel. 3387351803
www.ilradunocastelgandolfo.it

Casa Albalonga
Via de' Zecchini 5, Castel Gandolfo
Tel. 3496948427 - 3491255624
a.marroni@fastwebnet.it

Casale appio
Via vallericcia, Roma
Tel. 3409089208
www.casaleappio.it

Hotel Castel Gandolfo
Via de Zecchini 27, Castel Gandolfo
Tel. 069360521
www.hotelcastelgandolfo.com

Kolping Hotel Casa Domitilla
Via delle Sette Chiese 280, Roma
Tel. 065133956
www.kolpingdomitilla.it

Martini Bed
Via dei Fulvi 67, Roma
Tel. 0683088202
www.martinibed.com

SMART INFO

Transport
Metro B Circo Massimo (Roma)
Trenitalia Castel Gandolfo
Cotral Castel Gandolfo

Information points
P.I.T. Via Massimo D'Azeglio, Castel Gandolfo

Water along the way
Yes

Emergency
112; 06 933 40 49