The Suburb of Rome: Recommended Itineraries
Ancient Ostia & Portus
Ostia was the port of Ancient Rome. Being the main sea-
Despite its enormous extension (70 hectares -
Ostia and Portus were more than ancient Rome ports, safe harbours and quays, other than complete towns. Many goods & items -
We will walk by Frescoes, amazing Mosaics, public and private Baths (SPA), Ancient Temples, Warehouses, old Shops, Condominiums ( Insulae ), Houses (Domus) and, of course, the Capitol.
In our opinion, Ostia Antica is second only to the Scavi of Pompeii & Herculaneum. Please see the 3D reconstruction at this link: http://www.ostia-
Portus became the port city of old Rome and it was more important than Ostia once two Roman Emperors, Claudius (41-
Most of the old City of Portus has been levelled in place of the Rome Fiumicino Airport: however, it can be visited only the first Saturday and the last Sunday of each month. Instead, the great archaelogical remains can be visited in its necropolis, which is always open.
Its magnificent status of preservation will amaze you whenever we will walk through its frescos, mosaics, stuccos. It is part of the undiscovered outskirts of Rome and nobody goes there. So far, it will be more than beautiful to have a quick tour after the visit Ancient Ostia, as it is located only 4 km (2,5 miles) away.
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Half day guided Tour (4 hours) with English speaking guide and private transportation:
Notes: 1. Entrance fees not included
2. 21 % vat tax on the deposit to be added
OSTIA: Useful Web Article:
RESTORATION – OSTIA ANTICA: Doors open to the “garden houses” at Ostia Antica
After a major and lengthy restoration, the House of Lucceia Primitiva and the decorative elements of the “Garden Houses” at Ostia have been reopened to the public as part of European Heritage Days. These sorts of houses, or insulae – four in all -