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

  • Half Day Tour of Ancient Ostia

    3. 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.

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What people are saying about Ostia Antica

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 95 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!