I'm wondering if anyone has recent experience with Archeobus. Seems like a good option when it's working right, but I also get the impression that functionality can be quite variable. So I'm wondering if anyone has used it recently. I don't do well with buses (not really an option where I live, so little practice). Consequently, the idea of a bus that specializes in getting tourists where they want to go is very appealing.
We used it about 18 months ago on a Sunday and it was great. Don't know what you mean by "don't do well with buses." It is the typical double decker, hop on/off tourist bus. Follows a fixed route and is handy for seeing a lot of sites conveniently. Go on Sunday so that you can walk along the Appian Way.
Not a fan of the archeobus, a day-ticket on the regular bus system will give you more options. Check Sunday bus schedules for the Appian Way; the archeobus only runs once an hour, if that. From your previous posts I think the guided narrative will be far inferior to your own research. There's another hop on-hop off bus called Roma Christiana (I think) that may also go to the Via Appia Antica, but the drawbacks would be the same.
I agree with Zoe. I was not pleased with Archeobus. Many of the earphones for the narrative were broken, the attendant was rude, and the buses didn't run very often. So when I got off to see something in more detail rather than driving by, I had a long wait for the next bus.
My experience in Sept. 2012 was exactly what Laurie went through. I do not recommend Archeobus.
Thanks all for the guidance. It sounds like this might be a good opportunity to overcome my phobia about buses and figure out how to get to the Appian way via regular buses.