Duration: 3 hours
Archeological site of Ostia Antica
Rome, Italy, is what happens when buildings last too long.
Ostia was ancient Rome’s seaport at the mouth of the river Tiber. Excavations here began in the early 1800s and uncovered entire streets and buildings in excellent condition.
Walking along these streets feels like the closest thing to being transported back in time. The city was build according to the usual Roman planning, with two long streets intersecting at a right angle: the decumanus, an east-west oriented road, and the cardo, a north-south oriented street. There were four large doors where the streets intersected the city walls. Some of the sights we will see during our tour include the Forum (where the decumanus and cardo intersect), the Theater with Piazzale delle Corporazioni, the thermal baths of Neptune, Taverns (where we will see where the Romans bought groceries and goods and where they ate), private residences and latrines (a unique evidence of such constructions).
You will live a day as an ancient Roman.