The Italian summer gets very hot, so hot that walking around the beautiful city of Rome for some gets too unbearable. In summer when you want to get away not far from the city, and you just want to chill, the only solution is to go the the beach
Ostia Antica is one of the area’s major attractions, particularly interesting to those who are unable to travel to Pompeii. Unfortunately, many who travel to Rome fail to acknowledge that there is a beautiful beach close to Rome.
Ostia is the beach for Romans who want to escape the big city heat. In summer, the population of the beach resort doubles, and thereâ€™s a carnival atmosphere, with dance halls, cinemas, and pizzerias. Whilst at the beach expect to see many posing for others attention, and many showing of their hard paid work at the gym and many in low cut bikinis.
There are 3 different beaches directly next to each other, so whatever your personal taste, you are sure to find some where, where you can relax and have some fun.
Getting there is not hard, provided you are at a good location, A good location is a around the main station in rome, Termini. In this area there are many excellent 3/ 4 star hotels, such as Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes. To get there you take the Metro Line B from Stazione Termini, to the Magliana stop. Change here for the Lido train to Ostia Antica, about 26km (16 miles) from Rome. Departures are about every half-hour, and the trip takes only 20 minutes. The Metro lets you off across the highway that connects Rome with the coast. It’s just a short walk to the excavations.