Ostia Antica excavations are situated at the mouth of Tiber river on the Mediterranean. Visit this maritime port of ancient Rome only rediscovered in the 19th century. Ostia was founded probably in the 7th century BC for salt extraction, but later it became a military and naval port, protecting the access to Rome from invaders. With Rome’s growing power, it turned into a thriving commercial port, which for centuries received grains, luxurious goods, spices and innumerable wild animals from Africa and Asia.
It suddenly became a ghost town when an epochal flood changed the course of the Tiber. With intriguing and entertaining explanations recounted by your guide, you will experience during Ancient Ostia ProvateTour how life was in this ancient sea-port.