A must see for History lovers
Visiting Ancient Ostia is a perfect daytrip from Rome: easy to reach by train and not very crowded.
This site is essential to understand the daily life in the Roman Empire.
The city was the harbour of Rome on the Tyrrhenian Sea, and was the center of Roman trades.
With the fall of the Roman Empire, the city was slowly abandoned due to the threat of repeated invasions and the decline of the commerce.
In addition natural disasters (floods) changed very much the area: Ostia has been covered and forgotten till the 1938.
Walking on the main street you'll admire mosaics, thermal baths, theater, ancient "public toilets", apartment buildings, bars.
If you love Archaeology, dont' miss the chance to visit this site.
Ancient Ostia is 30 km far from Rome.
We'll reach the site with a local train Roma-Lido, at the cost of 1. 50€ per ride.
Trip to Ancient Ostia by train (45 minutes)
Ostia's main Street
Porta Romana (the Ancient gate of the city)
Neptune's Bath and its mosaics
The Forum of Corporations
Insulae (ancient apartment building)
Thermopolium (an ancient cafe)
Trip to Rome ( 45 minutes)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the entrance of the train station "Porta San Paolo" see photo #4, we can take the train together (Roma-Lido railway)
On request, I can meet you at the hotel and we can take together a taxi to the station.
Please consider the opening hours of the site.
End location: at the exit of the Ancient Ostia site
We can take the train back to Rome or I can show you a nice place for lunch.
Duration: 4 hours
- Timing may change depending on your pace and level of interest (and from the train schedule)
- Afternoon tour is not available from October to April
-This tour is totally outdoor.
Tour is provided even in case of light rain since we can use umbrellas and raincoats.
In case of a thunderstorm we can choose together to change the itinerary or the date of the tour
Mercedes minivan or sedan
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 EURO - Adults: Full ticket € 8,00
Kids under 18 years old :Free tickets
In case of exhibitions inside the archaeological site, the ticket price will be increased of € 3,00.
I'm not a driver. I provide WALKING tours, with a special focus on Art and Archaeology. If needed, we can take cabs or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
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Marisa was punctual, very knowledgeable, very flexible and a pleasure to tour with. We cannot wait for our next trip to Rome and a tour with Marisa. Mike and coleen