On the front is a map of the town of Ostia − with a focus on the port and esplanade − just 30 minutes from the centre of Rome. While foreign tourists rarely include Ostia in their list of must-sees, it is popular among Romans as a nightlife resort. Ostia provides tourist services during both the summer and winter periods.
Many events take place in Ostia throughout the year. On the back of the guide is a list of the bathing establishments and the stretches of beach which can be enjoyed free of charge. There is also a larger map of Ostia plus indications of the ways to reach the town (the urban and underground rail system, or Ferrovia Metropolitana, and links to and from the Leonardo da Vinci airport, Rome’s outer ring road (GRA), and the motorway routes to and from Rome and Civitavecchia).
“Charta Ostia”, in Italian and English, is colour-printed (quality matte-coated paper).
Charta Ostia antica
The map of Ostia Antica presents the remarkably well preserved ruins of an ancient city, founded in 396 BC. The map, in Italian and English, is entirely dedicated to the archaeological area. It provides descriptions of the ruins and points of historical interest. The drawing of the excavations is numbered according to the key provided on the back of the map, with corresponding historical and cultural notes on each point of interest. Charta Ostia and Charta Ostia Antica are sold together (the publication’s technical specifications are identical). The idea was to draw tourists’ attention this major touristic and cultural heritage asset in the neighbourhood of Rome.
“Charta Ostia Antica”, in Italian and English, is colour-printed (quality matte-coated paper).