Ancient Ostia

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Including  Decumanus Maximus, Baths of Neptune, Roman Theatre, Communal
Duration  4 Hours
Tour not available on Mondays
Car and driver can be arranged on request
It is also possible traveling by train.

To take a day trip from Rome to Pompeii can be quite tiring. Pompeii is 150 miles south of Rome, fairly close to Naples and well within a long day trip from your hotel in Rome, it means you will spend most of your time on trains or in a vehicle but only a short time in the archeological area.
The wonderful ruins of the Roman town of Ostia, just 30 minutes away from the Coliseum in Rome, offers ancient attractions to rival Pompeii

King Ancus Marcius, according to legend, founded a port town in the 7th century BC and named it Ostia after the ostium or mouth of the Tiber. Rome was very dependent on this one connection with the sea, because all its essential commodities - but especially grain - were transported from Ostia along the Via Ostiensis. Rome's dependence on Ostia  was good news for the port's inhabitants. Imported goods from both the West and East, which Rome devoured, were traded here and the population enjoyed a luxurious standard of living.

Do what an Ancient Roman use to do. Let your imagination take you back 2, 000 years to the days when this was an ancient Rome's seaport, a thriving commercial center of 60, 000 people. Wondering around the ruins today, you see warehouses, apartment flats, mansions, shopping arcades, and baths — all giving a peek at Roman lifestyles.