Discovering the ancient Rome’s seaport: Ostia

Nice beaches, a famous archaeological site and a lot of restaurants and bars overlooking the sea. If you are wondering where to go to the beach when in Rome, here you find the answer: Ostia is a large neighborhood which used to be the ancient port of the Eternal City. It is approximately 30 kilometres to the northeast, on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Ostia seaside (redits: @allofme_m)

Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner, so Ostia becomes a great place to discover. Not only can you organize a visit to the stunning archeological area of Ostia Antica, but you can also spend a day sunbathing and having fun.

Ostia Antica archaeological site

Locals use to hang out here, because Ostia is really close to the city: there is the regional Rome-Lido railway line which connects it to the centre of Rome.

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There are many nice establisments in the so-called “Lido di Ostia”, where you can eat fresh fish or simply have something to drink while enjoying a very beautiful view. During the Summer they attract a lot of people, because they turn into the heart of the Roman nightlife.

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Don’t miss the opportunity to appreciate Rome from a different point of view during your holiday: the one that makes it the perfect place to visit even in the hot summertime!

Summer heat? Go to the beach! The best ones near Rome revealed

Rome can be really hot in July and August. But don’t panic: the Eternal City  is also near to many beautiful beaches that you can’t miss. You can reach them by bus, by train or by car.

Ready to discover the best ones with us?

ANZIO 

The best-known beach in this beautiful city is called “Grotte di Nerone” because it is dominated by the ruins of the famous Roman emperor’s villa. Nero used to spend his holidays there. The water is clean and you can also sunbathe looking at a piece of history. During the night the amazing historical center of Nettuno (which is very close to Anzio)  will give you nice moments of pleasure: it is full of reasturants, bars and pubs.

SABAUDIA

We are sure you have already heard about Sabaudia. Wide beaches, very clean water, cool bars? Yes, that’s it! It is a very famous place because a lot of Italian celebrities go there for their holidays. From this wonderful (and long) beach you can also see the Circe’s Mountain. Probably one of the most beautiful place in the Lazio region. It takes one hour and a half by car to get there, but it is completely worth it.

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Sabaudia

OSTIA

It’s the nearest beach to Rome: even it’s not the nicest one, it has at least two qualities. You can visit the archeological site of Ostia Antica before going to the beach and there are a lot of lovely bars and restaurants on the seafront. Maybe there’s nothing compares to a frozen beer while loooking at the sea. Just try!

Ostia Beach (Photo credit: atreboroby-Instagram)

Ostia Beach (Photo credit: atreboroby-Instagram)

FREGENE

It’s a bit farther than Ostia, but don’t care about the distance, because it is also the coolest place of this area. It’s easy to understand why: the Roman movida is always here. At the Singita Miracle Beach you can experience real ‘Summer parties’ and live unforgivable moments. Sun, relax and fun: what else?

Fregene Beach (Photo credit: givirebel-Instagram),

Fregene Beach (Photo credit: givirebel-Instagram),

Your stay in Rome from another point of view. You’ll love it even more.