1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. Ostia Antica

From Rome: Ancient Ostia Half-Day Private Tour

Product ID: 294635
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Explore the Roman ruins of the former port city of Ancient Ostia on a 4-hour, private tour from Rome. Learn about the excavations from an expert guide, and hear how it served as the main harbor of the Roman Republic, and more.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the ruins of the Roman seaport of Ostia Antica
  • Look inside the Necropolis
  • Sit on the seats of the amphitheatre, just as the Romans would have
  • Stroll down ancient roads to the House of Diana
  • See well-preserved mosaics and frescoes on the Thermal Baths of Neptune
Full description
Discover the remains of a unique city dating back to 640 BC on a half-day tour of Ostia from Rome. Ostia Antica served as the harbor city for Ancient Rome, and according to legend was built after Ancus Marcius destroyed Ficana to create a seaport on the River Tiber. The first settlement can be traced back to the beginning of the 4th century BC, immediately after the defeat of the Etruscan town of Veio. Situated on the right bank of the river, Veio fell to the Roman army in 396 BC. Ostia was the 1st Roman colony, and acquired a commercial function to supply Rome with food, especially wheat.

Far from the hustle and bustle of central Rome (but just a short Metro ride away), Ostia Antica offers splendid examples of Roman frescoes and mosaics. Hear how Ostia became more autonomous towards the end of the Roman Republic, when the city was surrounded by a new circle of walls, traditionally attributed to the time of Sulla, although recent studies suggest it was built in the mid 1st century BC on the initiative of Cicero.

See the remains in a private tour for a more intimate experience, and to get better views of sites such as the amphitheater, old warehouses, and much more.
Includes
  • Half-day guided tour
  • Licensed guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide at all times
  • Entrance fees
  • Metro tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet by the cafeteria beside the entrance to Piramide Metro Station. Your guide will be holding a supplier logo sign for ease of contact. Please be at the designed meeting point 15-20 minutes prior to the tour departure. Piramid Metro Station is on the Line B.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The journey to the excavation site is approximately 25 minutes from Pyramid Metro Station

From £370.73 Per group up to 2

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Product ID: 294635