Ostia Antica
Ancient History

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  • Ancient Ostia Guided Walking Tour

    1. Ancient Ostia Guided Walking Tour

    Immerse yourself in Roman history with a guided walking tour of the Ancient Ostia Archaeological Park. Discover more about Ancient Ostia which once served as a major port and trading center during the Republican period. Stroll through the ruins of the city and see many of the principal attractions, which have been remarkably well preserved. See the magnificent theatre, the remains of common apartment blocks known as insulae, and the main baths of the city. Admire the mosaics of the interiors of the houses, some of the best-preserved works from this period. Learn more about the day-to-day life of regular citizens of the Roman Empire. Discover the importance of the port of Ostia to the nearby capital of the empire. Enjoy a more relaxed experience of Roman history away from the more crowded sites of the capital.

    The tour was very extensive and informative. We'd no previously Ostia Antica and are thrilled that we had this opportunity to learn about from such a well-informed guide. Paolo was excellent.

  • Half Day Tour of Ancient Ostia

    2. Half Day Tour of Ancient Ostia

    Visit the vast archaeological site of Ostia Antica, an ancient port city of  the Rome Republic. Today the ruins, enclosed by cypresses and pine trees, reveal more information about ancient Rome than any other monument in the capital. Your journey will start in Rome along the Via del Mare, you will head towards Ostia (in Latin "ostium" means "River Mouth"), reaching the fascinating ruins of what was once a thriving center of commerce. You will start the tour from the Street of Tombs, the road leading to Porta Romana, one of three inputs of Ostia. The Decumanus Maximus, the main thoroughfare that runs through the city from the northeast to the southwest, begins here. You will visit the Baths of Neptune and admire the black-and-white mosaics of Neptune, Amphitrite, the theater built by Agrippa and the Forum, which was once the center of city life. See the main public buildings, such as th...

    Donald expertly managed to paint a vivid picture of the life of the inhabitants using the ruins in a way that would not be possible with a simple audio guide or no guide at all.

  • Ancient Ostia: 3-Hour Private Tour

    3. Ancient Ostia: 3-Hour Private Tour

    The city of Ostia was an ancient Roman Harbor that played an important role in the rise of the Roman Empire. Wander through the ancient roads, far from the bustle of modern Rome, and learn about the different ages of Roman History through the buildings of this city.  Walk through the Porta Romana, one of the main gates of the city, and visit the Thermal Bath of Neptune to admire its elaborate mosaics. Feel the history in the Roman Theater and enjoy an imaginary drink at the Thermopolium, the ancient Roman Restaurant where visitors could spend their time while in the city. After the tour, travelers have the option of exploring the vast site on their own or enjoying a cold drink in the Café.

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What people are saying about Ostia Antica

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 19 reviews

We booked the tour for a small group, but in the end we were alone with the Guide. Paolo turned out to be not only a very pleasant and kind person, but also a knowledgeable and very engaged guide. We very much enjoyed this 3-hour tour, it was not only interesting but also entertaining by the many little details and anekdotes Paolo shared.

The archaeological site is very extensive, interesting and suggestive, you can perceive the extension of the ancient city and its importance and liveliness. Our guide Fabio proved to be competent and was able to entertain us with many interesting stories and details, including linguistic curiosities that we ignored!

It was a wonderful walking tour and Alex, our guide, is a knowledgeable, friendly man with tremendous knowledge of Ostia Antica. We would love to do guided tours with him again and again. Many thanks to Alex and best regards Dieter and Bärbel

The tour was very extensive and informative. We'd no previously Ostia Antica and are thrilled that we had this opportunity to learn about from such a well-informed guide. Paolo was excellent.

Donald expertly managed to paint a vivid picture of the life of the inhabitants using the ruins in a way that would not be possible with a simple audio guide or no guide at all.