Visit the archaeological site of Ostia Antica with this guided tour and admire the necropolis, the Baths of Neptune with its mosaic, the grand Square of the Guilds, the warehouses, Via Casa di Diana (a street of apartments and taverns), the Forum with its temple and the theater.
Ostia Antica served as Rome’s main port. Tradition says that Ostia was founded by Ancus Marcius, the 4th king of Rome, who lived during the second half of the 7th century B.C., even if - till today - there is little archeological evidence corroborating such information. The first settlement can be traced back to the beginning of the 4th century B.C.; during the first period, the political control exercised by Rome over Ostia had been very strict, but towards the end of the Republican period the city became more autonomous. In the second half of the 3rd century A.C., a slow but inexorable decline began, caused by many overwhelming historical events and, in more recent times, by the raids of the Saracen pirates along the coast, led to the complete abandonment of Ostia around the 9th century A.C. It was only at the beginning of the 20th century that the desire to understand the complex history of this ancient Roman city led to systematic archaeological excavations, which brought to light large areas of the city.
Step back in time and discover this must-see amazingly preserved archaeological site!