Explore Ancient Ostia with an archaeologist


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children love Ancient Ostia for its mix of grassland, pines and ruins.

Friendly: Yes.
The site is NOT wheelchair friendly, cause there many steps and no ramps. There is an alternative path which goes only through half site, ending by the Cafeteria so please write me before the booking (even if you've problems in walking for hours)

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

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
Ostia's Necropolis
Porta Romana (the Ancient gate of the city)
Neptune's Bath and its mosaics
The Theater
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


on request:
Mercedes minivan or sedan

What’s Included

Other: 3 hours guided tour with an archaeologist and tourist guide
my assistance during the trip by train

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.

What’s Extra

Other: -admission fee
-train (same ticket of the Metro, 1.50€ a head/a trip)

-transfer to/from Rome
-transfer to/from Civitavecchia (shore excursion)

Write me to have a custom tour if you are a group of 7 or more (max 10).
There are extra costs and a different timing due to the mandatory use of headsets.


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.

A Recent Review of this tour

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
Colleen Ferrance

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