Escape to the forgotten city of Ostia Antica and step back in time.

Once Rome’s main commercial port and military base – with a population nearing 100,000 people – the city was abandoned and its ruins naturally preserved during centuries buried in sand. Now, you can wander among them.

The ruins paint a vivid picture of life in ancient Rome and your expert local guide will help add colour. Take in the view from the lofty seats of the huge theatre, discover baths and public buildings such as the Capitolium, and admire the beautiful frescoes and mosaics that are so well preserved they belie their age. 

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