Porta Romana

Inscriptions at one of three main gates, framed by the 1st century BC walls of Sulla.

Nearby Attractions

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Ostia Antica
This well preserved port town allows a real glimpse at day-to-day existence in the ancient Roman Empire.
Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
This church was built over the burial place of St. Paul, and is one of the four most important basilicas in Rome.
Janiculum Hill
The walk up to Janiculum Hill (Gianicolo in Italian) provides spectacular views of the Alban hills.
Ostia Antica Museum
Housed on the ground floor of a building dating back to the 15th century. Contains artwork, statues and family possessions recovered from the site.
Precursor to the snack-bars and cafés of modern Rome, which was used by common people who had no kitchens.
Baths of Neptune
Ancient public baths coated in beautiful mosaics and designs, which have survived astoundingly intact.

Related Tours

Private Tour of Ostia Antica inc Transportation: The Lesser-Known Roman Town
This tour is perfect for those seeking to explore ancient Roman ruins without all the hustle and bustle of  visiting Rome's ancient sites. Do not be fooled by a relatively unknown reputation. Ostia is very large, fantastically well preserved and rich in archaeological sites - it spans an area of 10,000 acres and its main street is over a mile long.

  • Perfect for those in search of less travelled Roman ruins!
  • Conveniently greet your friendly guide at your hotel.
  • Enjoy a private vehicle roundtrip from your hotel
  • Explore the fabulous, expansive site with an expert in the field.
  • Enter ancient homes, shops, amphitheatres, markets, temples, a prison, roads.
  • Visit the Museum: see artworks & family possessions recovered from the site.
Located near the ancient sea port of Ostia, the site is still being excavated by archaeologists and it is easy to paint a picture of bustling streets, farmers' markets and Roman society in full swing. Enter homes, shops, taverns, places of worship and transport yourself back to a lost time when people slept, ate and lived here.  A personal, expert guide gives you the perfect insight and perspective to truly understand the ruins and helps you to fully enjoy its fascinating history and hidden points of interest.


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