Monday, January 25, 2010

Historic Walks - The Port of Trajan

The Port of Trajan
February 7, 2010 - booking deadline February 4

To avoid the threat to trade posed by the silting up of the Tiber, various emperors sought ways to set up new docking facilities in the neighbourhood of Ostia. The little-known site of Portus, which was once the beating heart of Rome's commercial activity, took over the role of Ancient Ostia but over time fell into total oblivion. Today it is privately owned by the noble Torlonia Family and is gradually revealing its hidden treasures.


10 euro per person for CCR members
14 euro per person for non-members
No extra charges

Carpooling available.

Meet at: Museo delle navi, Via Guidoni 35 (Fiumicino Airport) at 10 am sharp.
Parking available. Please check site ahead on

By car only: take main road to Fiumicino Airport, at airport roundabout turn left, past petrol station to small building on right, Museo delle Navi.Museum staff will take us to the site, so make sure you arrive on time.

Please note: In the event of inclement weather this walk will be rescheduled.

For booking, carpooling and information for the February 7th walk please e-mail

Please note: walks are outside of Rome - please take time to become familiar with the location and logistics; for all information please refer to and

Photo credit: Portus from the British School of Rome Roman Ports Project.