Ostia Antica: The wonder Harbor
DEPARTURE 08.30 A.M.
(From April 1 to October
31: Sunday morning - 4 hours approx).
Not everybody realizes that, at only 20' from the Capital, an
extraordinary archaeological site, as important and enticing as
Pompeii, awaits us: the impressive excavations of Ancient
. This was the city-harbour funded by ancient Romans,
at the mouth of the Tiber, and which later was hidden by floods and
oblivion at to our days. Its remnants are thus better preserved
than in Rome itself and offer us an extraordinary testimonial of
the Roman civilisation along its whole evolution. By walking trough
the ancient roads we will plunge straight into the past everyday's
life of a refined and dynamic city where the cult for arts and
pleasures was sovereign. You will admire in fact the ruins of
majestic public buildings, like temples
as well as of the private ones, like
from the sumptuous to the humblest. Particularly attractive are the
famous mosaics of the 12 thermal baths and of the various harbour
offices (Corporations Square). A further bonus: archaeology spared
the whole area from modern artefacts turning it into a delicious
natural oasis, constantly cooled by healthy see breezes.
DEPARTURE from Appian Line Terminal at 8.30 am approx.
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