GOLDEN DAY 5: BIKING ON THE APPIAN WAY
You leave the sounds of church bells and car honks behind and head to The Queen of the Roads, from 312 BC.
Okay, it’s not always peaceful. You may have heard there’s no cars allowed here on Sunday, but listen up: not true. There are all kind of specially licensed vehicles that can get through here, so Sunday is not the Appian Way bike ride day.
Come on a weekday, after 3, when the afternoon light is hazy and golden and it’s all quiet and dreamy…
Just you and the few others who took a cab from the historic center (12 euro), straight to the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, where bikes can be rented inexpensively.
Then hearing the bells and looking over the stone wall to discover a flock of sheep…
Sunday here can be fabulous, just not for bikeriding. My Sunday lunch here with friends last October was one of those “we are making lifetime memories” times. So go on a Sunday morning, wander around the Catacombs, and then have lunch at Hosteria Antica Roma, 06/5940534 or 06/5132888. Say Ciao to Paolo, the owner, mangia and feel heavenly.