Ostia Antica
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  • Ostia Antica Half-Day Tour from Rome by Train

    1. Ostia Antica Half-Day Tour from Rome by Train

    Explore the beautifully preserved archaeological remains of Ostia Antica, founded in the 4th century BC, and once home to more than 100,000 Roman citizens. Traveling by train from central Rome, your guide will accompany you to the ruins, and give a comprehensive account of Ostia’s rise and fall. Along the way, marvel at well preserved remains of taverns, thermal baths, warehouses and theaters. Walk the main Decumanus Maximus thoroughfare as your guide brings the stones to life. Admire Roman statues that line the walkways, and feel as though you are walking in Ancient Rome itself. Go to the Baths of Neptune, crowned by an impressively intact mosaic of the sea god being drawn by a 4-horse chariot. Imagine the roar of the crowds at the amphitheater, and take your place in the stands just as 3,500 spectators would have done back in 12 BC when it was first built. Visit the communal Forica ...

    Our guide Angela was excellent, very knowledgeable and passionate about the place and its history. The site was well worth the visit, but a good guide is crucial.

  • From Rome: Ostia Antica 4-Hour Guided Tour

    2. From Rome: Ostia Antica 4-Hour Guided Tour

    Journey back in time to the days of the Roman Empire on a half-day tour of Ostia Antica, the ancient harbor city that once served Ancient Rome. Journey by train from the "Eternal City" in less than 20 minutes, accompanied by an expert guide. Then, explore an archaeological site said by many to be more beautiful - and certainly less crowded - than Pompeii. Located at the "mouth" of the River Tiber, Ostia was the gateway (and gate keeper) of Rome in ancient times. Learn the history of the city and its importance to the Roman Republic. Hear how grains from Sicily, marble from Africa, slaves from Asia and wine from Spain were all processed in the port city on their way to Rome. See ancient shops that remain intact, such as a fish shop with its stunning mosaics. Discover one of the best preserved Roman theaters in the world, still used for occasional performances to this day. Marvel at the ...

    Wonderful tour easily done while in Rome. Our guide was Daniel and he was fantastic. His knowledge of Ostia Antica brought it to life for us. He was very patient with our questions and able to provide us with all the info. Would highly recommend this tour with this company

  • Rome: Ostia Antica Half Day Small Group Tour with Guide

    3. Rome: Ostia Antica Half Day Small Group Tour with Guide

    The tour starts with a meet and greet with your guide at Roma-Lido Station before traveling together by train to Ostia Antica, a short ride from Rome’s city center, to experience what life was like for the Ancient Romans. Discover some of Ostia Antica’s most impressive features, such as the Baths of Neptune, which house an impressively preserved mosaic of Neptune, the God of the sea. Next, make your way through the Forum of Corporations, which was the center of commerce and trade in Rome during the time of Emperor Augustus. Continue onto the impressive Ostia Antica Amphitheater, which once held up to 3,500 onlookers and hear about the events that used to be held here and the rich history of the site. Retrace the steps of history and listen to your guide bring the past to life as you learn how advanced the Roman Empire was in both commerce and engineering, and how it helped shaped moder...

  • From Rome: Ostia Antica Ruins

    4. From Rome: Ostia Antica Ruins

    Your private driver will pick you up from your accommodation in central Rome and, in about 45 minutes, you’ll reach Ostia Antica where you’ll first tour the ruins (skip-the-line tickets included). Be led by an official licensed tour guide. The ancient Roman city of Ostia was in antiquity situated at the mouth of the river Tiber, some 30-kilometers to the west of Rome. The shoreline moved seawards due to silting from the Middle Ages until the 19th century. Therefore, Ostia is today still lying next to the Tiber. The river was used as harbor, but in the Imperial period, two harbor basins were added to the north, near Leonardo da Vinci Airport. The harbor district was called Portus, Latin for "harbor." This tour focuses on some of the archaeological remains of Imperial Ostia and Portus. Then you’ll spend some time visiting by yourself the wonderful medieval neighborhood near the ruins, st...

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What people are saying about Ostia Antica

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 92 reviews

Very enjoyable tour. the guide , sorry I can't remember her name, was very good. I enjoyed her dry humour. She was very knowledgeable. We met at Piramide station and she took us to Ostia Antica. A lovely relaxed visit. Thank you.

Very efficient and economical way to see this fantastic sight. Our guide Laura made the city live for us. Great to have the option to stay at the site or go on to the beach etc.

Our guide Angela was excellent, very knowledgeable and passionate about the place and its history. The site was well worth the visit, but a good guide is crucial.

Very interesting, extremely knowledgable and personable guide - Laura. She made the 4 hour trip enjoyable. The best tour in many years!

We can only recommend this tour off the beaten tracks with Roberto who is passionate about archeology. A great day! Thanks a lot Rob!