tuesday and friday with pick-up at the hotel
from 8 to 8.40 a.m. from 1rst of April to 31rst of October
Rome and following the cost road it takes about 30 mins to reach
Ostia, the Roman city of the Imperial age whose Latin name
"Ostium" means "Mouth of the river"
reflecting its position along the Tiber river. Ostia was founded
around the 42th century BC by King Anco Marzio and became the
harbour of ROme around which throughout the following centuries,
a fluorishing trade and business centre developed. Your
visit to Ostia Antica itself starts at Via delle Tombe which
leads to the Porta Romana one of the city's three gates. Then
you will arrive at the Terme di Nettuno where you can admire the
beautiful black and white mosaics representing Neptune and
Amphitrite, the theatre built by Agrippa and the Forum. At the
end of Via dei Dipinti, the Museo Ostiense displays some of the
ancient sculptures and mosaics found among the ruins.