A marvelous walk in one of the word best preserved Roman sites.
We'll do together a walk through the Roman ruins in this old town. It can be defined a small little Pompeii, just few kilometers away from Rome. Ostia, was one of the first villages conquered by Rome. Became immediately a river port acquiring a commercial function to supply Rome with food, particularly wheat, even if its defending military function as naval base certainly prevailed.
It will be a fascinating tour through the monumental theater built by the emperor Augustus, the large square in the back with precious mosaics on the floor , the big public thermal baths with an amazing mosaic representing The God Neptune surrounded by fantastic fishes and the original roman street with the ancient cemetery and multi storey apartment blocks with the original stores on the street.
**Ancient Ostia is 30 km far from Rome. We could reach the site with a local train Roma-Lido, at the cost of 1. 50€ per ride. *
**On the first Sunday of every month: Free entrance for everyone!**
**CLOSED: On Monday, on December the 25th, on January the 1st, on May the 1st.
By walking, we'll see:
Neptune's Thermal Baths with black and white mosaics representing Neptune and Amphitrite.
House of Diana (Apartment house)
Forica (public bathrooms)
Streets and much more!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the entrance' desk
End location: at the exit of the Ancient Ostia site
Duration: 3 hours
This is a walking tour.
No transportation included.
** My guidance for the entire duration of the tour **
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 EUR - 8 euro admission fee per person.
- Admission fees
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Claudia is an excellent guide. Not only is she passionate and enthusiastic about her subject but she is deeply knowledgable. In a very real sense she made Ostia Antica come alive for us and we totally engaged. We would highly recommend Claudia, this tour and Tours by Locals. Communication was effective and Claudia eased the way for us through her careful attention to detail.