Ostia Antica Tour from Rome

Go on our Ostia Antica Tour from Rome and discover this unforgettable archaeological site

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What’s included

Fluent English speaking guides with a background in archaeology, history and art

Skip-the-line tickets

Transportation by train (if you choose the "Ostia by train" option)

Flexible starting time, tour guides fluent in English

Highlights

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Come discover Ostia Antica, the ancient port of Rome and one of the most beautiful archaeological sites in the world.

We provide this tour in two versions:

- Ostia by train. Your guide will meet you at Piramide metro station, where you'll get on the train to Ostia Antica. After the tour, you'll be back to Piramide metro station.

- Ostia by car. Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel; you'll reach Ostia by car. At the end of the tour you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

You have certainly heard of Pompeii, but you have probably never heard of Ostia Antica. That's a shame, since Ostia is a huge archaeological site famous for its impressive and extensive ruins. Unlike Pompeii, though, Ostia is not very crowded and it's only 30 minutes away from Rome.

Our Ostia Antica tour is the perfect way to discover this off-the-beaten-path treasure. You will explore this massive ancient town with an expert guide who will unveil for you the mysteries of this unforgettable site and will teach you about the temples, the bathhouses, the theater, the ancient "restaurants" (thermopolia), the mills, the stores.

This town was the ancient port of Rome, built by the Romans where the Tiber river runs into the Mediterranean sea, and it was the gateway to the capital of the empire. The name of the city of Ostia comes from the Latin word “ostium”, which means both “mouth” and “gate“. In fact, no name could be more appropriate, since the “mouth” of the Tiber river was also the “gate” through which all kinds of goods (wine from northern Africa, grain from Egypt, oil from Spain), were delivered to Ostia before being transferred to Rome on flat-bottomed boats that were dragged along the Tiber. Traders didn’t only transport vases and marble statues: they also brought their ideas, religions and lifestyles from abroad, which sometimes became very popular in Italy. This is what happened in the case of the Christian and Jewish religions, which developed in Ostia in very early times.

Luckily for us, Ostia is still very well preserved, even though more than 2,500 years have passed since the first Roman settlers built it in order to control the production of salt and the main trading routes in the area. That's why our Ostia tour from Rome is not only an excursion, but also a time-travel experience, and you’ll have the unique chance to live one day as the ancient Romans did.

Sights Included

The Forum of Ostia
Temple of Juppiter, Juno, Minerva
Temple of Rome and Augustus
Ancient baths
Baths Neptune
Baths of the Forum
Monumental buildings
The Theater
Piazzale delle Corporazioni
Ancient Roman houses
Insulae and domus
Thermopolia and fullonicae

Trip Itinerary

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Price:

Ostia by train:  380 € for 2 people, 45 € per each additional person.

Tickets for both the site and the train are included in the price.  

Ostia by car:  580 € for 2 people, 75 € per each additional person.  
 

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*Pick up and transportation are included only if you’re staying within the pick up area. If your hotel is not in the pick up area, we will find the best solution to accommodate your needs.  Click here to see the free pick up area 

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