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With the Romans, Ostia Antica reached a peak of around 75,000 inhabitants in the 2nd and 3rd century AD. Its slow decline began with the time of Constantine I, and its decaying conditions of the city were mentioned by St. Augustine when he passed through in the late 4th century. His mother, St. Monica, died in an inn here. The poet Rutilius Namatianus also reported the lack of maintenance of the city in 414. Ostia became an episcopal site as early as the 3rd century AD, with the cathedral (titulus) of Santa Aurea erected over the tomb of St. Monica.
Ostia Antica is a large archeological site, close to the modern suburb of Ostia, that was the location of the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) to the northeast. the word “Ostia” (plur. of “ostium”) derives from “os”, the Latin word for “mouth”. At the mouth of the River Tiber, Ostia was Rome’s seaport, but due to silting the site now lies 3 kilometres (2 miles) from the sea. The site is noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes and impressive mosaics.
Every visitor to Italy knows about Pompeii but, surprisingly, only few have heard of a similar city only an hour outside of Rome. Dating back to the same era as its more famous peer, Ostia Antica has ruins even better preserved than those at Pompeii and Herculaneum. And since so few visitors know about it, you’ll have the space to enjoy yourself even on the busiest of days. walking through Ostia ruins you can feel the ancient roman day life. For a better understanding the ancient Romans, Ostia is the best pace.
|LOCATION||Ostia via dei Romagnoli, 717|
4-hours Ancient Ostia tour
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That is one of the most complete tours which could be done in 4 hours
Your guide show you ruins much better preserved than Pompeii
You will hear the story of the Ancient Rome the most important port
You will discover secrets of Roman architecture and every day life