Those looking to tread in the footsteps of illustrious ancient Romans will definitely find this itinerary to be of interest. On your first day, you’ll be visiting the charming town of Tivoli. Once a retreat for the Roman aristocracy, Tivoli is graced by centuries-old villas that still stand the test of time. One of them is the Villa Adriana which briefly served as the home of Emperor Hadrian. The villa features a distinctive design that Hadrian came up with himself. It is inspired by motifs he saw during his numerous conquests.
On your first day, you’ll also get to go on archaeological tours and visit the National Archaeological Museum of Palestrina that houses a vast collection of artifacts including the Mosaic of the Nile. As the museum is built on the ruins of a Roman temple, you can continue exploring the surroundings and enveloping yourself in the rich history of the area.
The second day is reserved for the remains of the Ostia Harbour. This is arguably one of the most well-preserved and beautiful sites of the Roman empire. Judging by the remains, we can tell that this was a vibrant merchant port of Rome that had private bathhouses, luxurious estates, and thriving shops.
Your journey will continue in the evening by visiting the small town of San Felice Circeo. Here you will be able to explore ancient ruins, spectacular squares, and breathtaking panoramic views.