Ostia was the ancient harbour city of Rome, at the mouth of the Tiber river. All goods needed in Rome arrived here from overseas.

The city was excavated in 1900s and it is pretty much still all standing. We will experience everyday life in ancient Roman times walking on ancient streets and into Roman baths, shops, temples, restaurants, private apartments, bakeries. It’s a lot like Pompeii, but closer.

Duration: 3 hours.

Entrance ticket:11 euro; 2 euro for EU students under 25; free under 18.

Closed on Mondays.

About 40 minutes out of town.

Take Metro line B to “Piramide”, then change to train for Ostia. Get off at “Ostia Antica”. Ticket is 1.50 euro each way.

Sneakers, a bottle of water, a snack, and hat and sunscreen in the Summer.

Here is the link to a good website to have an idea

And this is a virtual recontruction of Ancient Ostia and its port