Ostia Antica- Ancient Roman Seaport

Through this tour, you will discover some of the major aspects of the commercial as well as the common life of the ancient Romans. Back in A.D. 150, when Rome ruled over the entire Mediterranean, Ostia was a busy commercial port. Later, after the fall of Rome, the port was abandoned. With the passage of time, the harbor silted up. The warehouses built in the harbor cities were used to store different kinds of goods and food items including, wine, olive oil and wheat. Tow-boats pulled by the oxen were used to transport food and other items to the main Roman city.