Explore Ancient Ostia with an archaeologist
Escape the crowd of tourists of Rome and explore the ruins of Ostia Antica, one of the most interesting and beautiful sights near Rome!
The archaeological site of Ostia Antica it's only 35 minute train ride from Rome. Like Pompei and Hercolaneum, it is the best preserved example of Roman town. Enjoy an amazing private tour with an archaeologist and official tourist guide. Also known as the "Pompei of Rome", Ostia Antica is a real gem off the beaten path, where you can really explore, walk through the ancient streets, sit in the theater, go inside temples, baths, in a relaxed atmosphere.
Baths of Neptune
Square of the guilds
Bath of the Forum
IMPORTANT: The excavations are closed on Mondays, as well as January 1st, May 1st, and Christmas Day.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Suggested by Guide: Entrance /exit of S. Paolo train station - Piazzale della stazione Ostiense
End Point Options: Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Exit of Ancient Ostia Archeological Area
Duration: 4 hours
Weather might affect the duration of the tour
Local train and Walking Tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euro - snacks and drinks
I'm not a driver. I provide walking tours. If needed, we can take cabs or I can arrange for a separate car or minivan and driver.
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If you have the time, this is a tour you should absolutely try to do. It's a little outside of Rome, but worth the train ride to see the remains of an entire port city that was the gateway to Rome for many years. It has it all, the Forum, the colosseum, residences, baths, temples and even bathrooms. You get a much greater insight into Ancient Rome than from your visits to the sights in Rome. This was the last of our five tours with Francesca and we can only say we will miss her smiling face.