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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.

  • 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.

  • Rome: Ostia Antica Private Van Tour with an Archaeologist

    3. Rome: Ostia Antica Private Van Tour with an Archaeologist

    Start the tour with a private pickup from your centrally located hotel in Rome before heading off on a Roman adventure like no other. Meet your guide for the day, a PhD archaeologist who will be at your disposal, armed with a lifetime of knowledge to share with you. Enjoy the luxury of customizing the tour to your interests and use your guide's recommendations to make your decision. Retrace the steps of the Ancient Romans as you stroll along the Decumanus Maximus, the main street of the site, and experience what life was like for these historic people. Visit the Caupona, where the Romans would have enjoyed an evening of eating and drinking, stop by the Thermopolium bar, then discover the Square of the Guilds, the main commerce and trade center. Next, wander around the old public baths and the firemen barracks to learn about the efficiency of the Romans in preventing and extinguishing f...

  • Rome: Immersive Underground and Piazzas Tour

    4. Rome: Immersive Underground and Piazzas Tour

    Immerse yourself in the city's history starting from Piazza Navona, one of the most charming and popular squares in Rome. The most beautiful parts of Piazza Navona are its three fountains, designed during the papacy of Gregory XIII. Erected in the center of Piazza Navona, the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi was designed by Bernini in 1651. After a look over Piazza Navona, you'll enter into the subterranean world beneath the streets of this square which is built over the site of the Stadium of Domitian. The stadium was used almost entirely for athletic contests, and for a brief period following fire-damage to the Colosseum in 217 A.D., it was used for gladiator shows. From the Stadium of Domitian you will go back on the street to move onward to the Pantheon. According to Roman legend, this is the place where at his death, the founder of Rome, Romulus, was seized by an eagle and taken off into ...

  • From Rome: Ostia Antica Ruins

    5. 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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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Tour scheduled for 10am, we arrived 10 minutes in advance, but the guide (Valéria) and the agency coordinator (Paolo) were already waiting for us. Both very professional, helpful and attentive. We know the sights provided for in the ad with an extra touch. Always with a lot of patience, the guide talked about the monuments and their history and still maintained the interest of our children throughout the period (after all, 3 hours is enough time to be able to entertain a 10 year old child and a 15 year old teenager) !

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.

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

exelent tour with a very nice and knowledgable guide (Valeria). strongly recommended