Recommended to those who want to experience a daily life of the ancient romans with a private guide!
If you want to understand the daily life in the Roman Empire and you have not enough time for getting Pompei, this tour is what you are looking for and Ancient Ostia (easily accessible from Rome) makes an excellent alternative! Ostia is one of the Italy's most interesting and best-preserved archaeological site at only 20 miles (30 km) from Rome in the meadows between the Tiber river and the Tyrrhenian sea.
This itinerary offer you the opportunity to discover the enchanting ruins of the ancient flourishing commercial centre inhabited by upwards of approx. 70, 00 people and allow you to experience the ancient roman city life wandering around apartment buildings, warehouses, bars, bakeries, baths, temples, shop stalls, theater and laundries.
Bring to life the history of the ancient Rome's seaport is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience!!
Trip to Ancient Ostia by train (30 minutes)
3 hours of walking tour
- Neptune's thermal baths with the marvellous black and white mosaics representing Neptune and Amphitrite.
- Theater (still in use today!)
- Forum (public buildings), .
- House of Diana (the "insulae", ancient apartment building)
- Thermopolium (ancient roman bar with a marble counter and a fresco depicting the fruit and foodstuffs that were sold there)
- Forica: public bathrooms
Trip to Rome (30 minutes)
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, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
THIS IS A WALKING TOUR
If requested, I can offer VIP tour with transportation with Mercedes van/professional driver - (pick up/drop off to your hotel/cruise ship)
** IMPORTANT **
I can accommodate various groups of travelers. If you have specific transportation requirements, pricing inquiries or if your preferred start time isn't listed, please send me an email by clicking on the 'MESSAGE GUIDE' button that's listed on my tour page and profile. I will reply to you promptly. Thanks!
- Guiding Services
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Eur - We can reach Ostia with a quick train ride from Rome that leaves the "Piramide" station to "Ostia Antica" stop (approx 30 minute train ride from Rome).
Ticket's cost (public transportation): € 1,50
Taxi ride from the city center: approx. 50/60 €
UPON REQUEST I CAN ACCOMODATE A PRIVATE CUSTOM TOUR WITH PICK UP/DROP OFF AT YOUR ACCOMODATION WITH A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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We have spent time with Dino on 2 separate visits to Rome, and we are amazed at the depth of his knowledge-AND his ability to present it in a way that holds our interest. Based on the rainy weather, we decided with Dino that it might be better to make a substitution-walking on slippery ruins in Ostia was probably not a good idea. But Dino was able to easily substitute some fabulous churches and museums, and we had another wonderful day!