ROME

Caput mundi

THE CATACOMBS OF ST.CALLIXTUS

The catacombs of St.Callixtus are among the greatest and most important of Rome. They originated about the middle of the second century and are part of a cemeterial complex. In it were buried tens of martyrs, 16 popes and very many Christians.
They are named after the deacon Callixtus who, at the beginning of the third century, was appointed by pope Zephyrinus as the administrator of the cemetery and so the catacombs of St.Callixtus became the official cemetery of the Church of Rome.

Appian Way

The Appian Way was one of the earliest and strategically most important Roman Road of the ancient republic It connected Rome to Brindisi in southeast Italy.

Appia longarum... regina viarum"the Appian Way the queen of the long roads"

Villa Adriana

It is an exceptional complex of classical buildings created in the 2nd century A.D. by the Roman emperor Hadrian. It combines the best elements of the architectural heritage of Egypt, Greece and Rome in the form of an 'ideal city'.

Itinerary

7:00 Departure to Rome

10:00 San Callisto Catacombs and a walk on the Old Appia

Packed lunch

15:00 Villa Adriana

17:00 Departure for Petrignano

Spanish and Poland groups will stay in Rome