Recommended to those who want to experience a day in the life of an ancient roman! Experience it with a private guide!
If you prefer to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern Rome, this tour is what you are looking for.
It’s one of the Italy’s most interesting and best-preserved archaeological site (similar to Pompei and suggested also by Rick Steves!) at only twenty miles from Rome in the meadows between the Tiber river and the Tyrrhenian sea.
This itinerary offer you the opportunity to discover the enchanting ruins of the ancient flourishing commercial centre inhabited by upwards of 100, 000 people and allow you to experience the ancient roman city life walking amongst apartment buildings, warehouses, bars, bakeries, baths, temples, shop stalls, cemetery, theatre, apartment buildings and laundries.
Bring to life the history of the ancient Rome’s seaport is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience!!
- Neptune’s Thermal Baths with the marvellous black and white mosaics representing Neptune and Amphitrite.
- Theatre (still in use today!)
- Forum (public buildings), .
- House of Diana (Apartment house)
- Thermopolium (ancient roman bar with a marble counter and a fresco depicting the fruit and foodstuffs that were sold there)
- Forica: public bathrooms
IMPORTANT: The excavations are closed on Mondays, as well as January 1st, May 1st, and Christmas Day.
MEETING LOCATION + TOUR DURATION
Meeting location: The meeting spot is: Scavi di Ostia Antica – Via dei Romagnoli, 717. Ticketing desk. NO TOURS ON MONDAYS
End location: Scavi di Ostia Antica – Via dei Romagnoli, 717
Duration: 3 hours
THIS IS A WALKING TOUR.
I can accommodate various groups of travelers. If you have specific transportation requirements, pricing inquiries or if your preferred start time isn’t listed, please send me an email by clicking on the ‘ASK A QUESTION’ button that’s listed on my tour page and profile. I will reply to you promptly. Thanks!
My services as your private local guide: 3-hours led by an expert historian (Ph.D. of History) and higly experienced licensed tourist guide.
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
8 Eur – per person, ticket’s cost for Ostia Antica. For the under 18 the entry is free of charge.
* Admission tickets
* Transportation (taxi ride from/to your hotel or train – ticket’s cost is 1.50 euro per person – the use of the train may cause delays at our tour)
Ancient Ostia is closely linked to Rome. We can meet at the Piramide Station, in Rome, and get together Ancient Ostia by a 30-minute train journey. On request I can customize the private tour by adding a transportation with a private driver with luxury and air-conditioned Minivan (Mercedes Vito or Viano) (max 6 + the tourist guide)
***PLEASE NOTE*** I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver or we can take a cab.