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.

Credits: @tellastory1967

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.

Credits: @damasquin

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!

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Visiting Rome: all you need to know about tickets and city passes

Your dream came true. You have just arrived in Rome and you want to see as many places as possible. At this point, the question is: which is the best way to visit the Eternal City?

Photo credit: @il_molt@Instagram

Photo credit: @il_molt@Instagram

From the Fiumicino airport you can take the train to Tiburtina, Termini, Ostiense or Trastevere railway stations or a shuttle. From Ciampino airport, there are a shuttle and a bus to Termini, which are quite cheap. Otherwise, you can take a taxi instead (they have fixed fares). The airport transfer with TreasureRome is free of charge if you book directly!

When in Rome, the fastest and easiest way to visit the most famous sites is the metro (A,B and C lines), but it doesn’t go everywhere. You can easily reach the Colosseum and St.Peter’s Basilica, for example, but you’ll probably need to catch the tram or a bus to go to other nice areas. Actually we have a suggestion:  you can also simply walk. Honestly, it’s the best solution to breath and live the real Roman atmosphere. It’s up to you!

Tickets and passes

The integrated time ticket is 1,50 euro and it is valid 100 minutes from first validation. You can buy it at metro stations, but not on buses and trams, so you need it before getting on. But there is also the opportunity to get a 24, 48 and 72 hours passes to go around the city: they cost respectively 7.00, 12.50 and 18 euro. You can buy them at:

  • Atac ticket offices;
  • authorized Points of sale (like kiosks and tobacco shops)
  • Automatic ticket machines.

If you are planning to go to museums and experience all that Rome can offer, you have two more options.

The 48 or 72 Roma pass: you get the transports and museums free of charge and special discounts for events, exhibitions and touristic services. 

The 24 or 72 Omnia card: it offers transports free of charge, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel entrance plus two more museum visits. Moreover, you can also skip the queue for St. Peter’s Basilica, The Sistine Chapel and The Colosseum.

For more information and prices, please check their websites.

If you want to plan your holiday, check our blog and Turismo Roma, the official tourist website of the city.

Now you are ready: enjoy our fabulous (Treasure)Rome!

 

Rome in November

Silver and yellow. These are the colors of Rome in November. The autumn is in all its splendor and starts making promises that probably can’t always keep, like being colder or grayer than October. The sun often shines and everything seems to be still so alive. And yes, it usually rains. So don’t forget your umbrella!

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You can breath Rome, the scent of its beauty and magnificence because it is less engaged by showing its grace to tourists, who are not as many as the previous months. You can taste the new wine with chestnuts, go to one exhibition to another or choose among a great offer of plays and movies in theatres and cinemas. Otherwise you can also opt for live music and concerts in clubs or for a candlelight dinner.

(Photo credit: @gianlucaj-Instagram)

(Photo credit: @gianlucaj-Instagram)

There’s a pleasantly crisp air all around: Rome’s most famous monuments and fountains are brighter than ever. Dark nights are introduced by breathtaking sunsets. And when the Eternal City is covered with Christmas lights and decorations, around the end of the month, it becomes absolutely amazing!

Photo credit: @vzzncl-Instagram

Photo credit: @vzzncl-Instagram

November is a month full of opportunities for all the people who want to visit Rome and enjoy its magic atmosphere: choose the ones that suit you best!