Parco Regionale dell'Appia antica

Via Appia Antica, 61-63, Roma

The Park is a green heart in the center between Rome and the Alban Hills, remaining the most important of the Roman terms of historical, archaeological and landscape. In the late 50's Antonio Cederna and the association "Our Italy" began a long battle for the preservation of the Ancient Appian Way, until 1988, when the Region approved the establishment of the Appia Regional Park. Along the path of the Ancient Appia you can find a large number of testimonies and monuments that tell the history of Rome: the most famous, St. Sebastian Gate and the Aurelian Walls, the Tomb of Geta, the Tomb of Priscilla, the area of the Circus of Maxentius and the Imperial Palace, the Great Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, Villa Quintili, the large cylindrical tomb, known as Casal Rotondo. Date back to the first centuries of Christianity the Catacombe of St. Callisto, Domitilla and St. Sebastian, with the Basilica above. Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque are the numerous churches scattered along the route: St. Mary in Palmis, the Castle of the Counts of Tusculum. The Park also includes the Caffarella Valley, with the Almone River, the most important testimony of the ancient agricultural landscape near the city. Monuments of all time, plus the Temple of God Redicolo, the Nymphaeum of Egeria, the Church of St. Urban, Medieval towers, the complex of Latin Tombs and Aqueduct Park. Many areas are characterized by including important natural values: the ancient Farnese Woods, composed of oaks and cork trees; flora of olive trees, almond trees, mastic trees, shrubs undergrowth as hawthorn and wild plum.

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