After reading virtually every review of the appian way on TA and googling information as well, I am just as confused as ever! We will be coming into Rome on a Sunday(I gather thats the best day to see the appian way) and will be at our hotel around 3:00pm. We are staying near the colosseum. We will be in Rome for 4 days and would really like to walk the appian way if even for just an hour or two. I have read lots of information but am not sure exactly how far it is from the colossuem area to either the church of Santa maria or maybe to the catacombs of St Callixtus. Also is all of the Appian way still preserved with the stone road or is it only certain sections? If we were to venture out shortly after 3pm on a Sunday, would seeing a couple of the sites be possible or is it too late in the day? And it looks like the buses serving this area are hit and miss.....how much would it be to get a cab from the colossuem area to santa maria? And could we walk back from there? Sorry for all the questions, but any help is much appreciated!!