Ostia

Starting point for each cruise is Ostia. Your private ship is waiting for you near the beautifully preserved ruins of Ostia Antica that lie twenty miles from Rome. It was founded around 620 B.C. Let your imagination take you back 2,000 years to the days when this was ancient Rome’s seaport, a thriving commercial center of 60,00 people.

 

Ostia is at the mouth of the Tiber River. This former harbour of Rome was founded around 620 B.C.; its central attraction was the salt gleaned from nearby salt flats, which served as a precious meat preserver.

 

Later, Rome conquered Ostia and when Rome controlled all the Mediterranean, Ostia served as its busy commercial port. Perhaps you want to explore Ostia Antiqua in the afternoon. Sitting on the top row of the ancient arena, you can scan the ruins of Ostia and let your imagination take you back 2.000 years to the days when this was ancient Rome’s seaport, a thriving commercial center of 60.000 people.

 

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