A bit of history
When you talk about the sea near Rome, you mean Ostia, a beach place built at the beginning of the 20th century, similar to others from the same period.
In the 30s, Ostia was twinned with Rome and became an area of the capital city where architects and engineers built modern buildings, squares, beach resorts and streets which still link it to the city today. In the 60s, Ostia saw an incredible boom in tourism. The carefree “Dolce Vita” of those exciting years took place on these beaches with a chain reaction which lasts today.
Take a walk along the coast and you will see a variety of beach resorts, some of them old and others more recent. Moreover, the presence of tourists is growing thanks to changes that have taken place in Ostia in recent years, such as the opening of the tourist port of Rome and the multiscreen cinema Cineland.
If Rome is one of the most important artistic and cultural centres in Italy, Ostia is known for being full of archeological sites.
The sacred Island
On land which rises among two branches of the Tiber River before it reaches the sea we find the ancient ports of Claudio and Traiano.
This is a Renaissance village which rises near the famous Roman ruins and the Tiber River.
After you visit the excavations of Ostia Antica, we recommend that you visit the village, the castle of Julius II and the Santa Aurea Church.