Discovering a roman city just like Pompei
The city of Ostia Antica
Just like Pompei, Ostia is a preserved city which gives a very clear idea of what life was like in ancient Rome. As you walk along Ostia’s streets you will see not only thermal baths, villas, palaces, but also the lower classes’ housing, the tabernae (ancient fast foods!), warehouses and even drycleaners’ shops. It’ll be like travelling back in time to life 2000 years ago!
Not many people know that Ancient Ostia was the first real colony of Rome and also the biggest roman city of ancient times: the Decumanus Maximus, which was the main road, was 1.5km long. Walking along it we will reach the Forum, political and commercial heart of the city, the theatre, which is still used in summer with its 2700 seats and incredible sound, and Neptune’s thermal baths with its beautiful marine mosaics.