Ancient Ostia

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Activity Level



City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



Italian (fluent), English (fluent)

The Archaeological site of the first Roman colony

Ostia was founded as a fortified post (castrum) on the right bank of the Tiber river at the beginning of the 4th century B. C. ; after the defeat of the Etruscan town of Veio. It became immediately a river port, acquiring a commercial function to supply Rome with food stuff. The urban aspect shortly changed and Ostia became a city of 150 acres where more than 50. 000 people lived. A the end of the Roman Western Empire the town was abandoned and the river mud covered it. More than 100 years excavations rediscovered mosaics, frescoes, and amazing architecture. We'll enjoy breathtaking views and aided by maps drawings, photos and writings we'll explore the area: Roman theatre, Baths (6) pubblic fountains, public latrine, barracks of Fire brigades, temples of different religions (Capitolium, Temple of Mithras, Synagogue) the Forum (the centre of political life), the Guilds square, the shops (butcher, bakery and mill, wine bar, fishmonger, laundry) the dwelling (House of Amor and Psyche, House of the Charioteer)


Temple of Mithras
The Forum
The Guilds square
The shops (butcher, bakery and mill, wine bar, fishmonger, laundry)
House of Amor and Psyche
House of the Charioteer

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Piramide Station in Rome

End location: Piramide Station in Rome or Ostia

Duration: 4 hours

3 hours: Ancient Ostia Tour
1 hour: public transportation with me (½ hour from Rome to Ostia and ½ hour to come back)


Public transportation from Rome to Ostia
Walking Tour: I would advise you to wear a comfy shoes

What’s Included

- My services as your private local guide: 4-hours
- Private tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 EUR - - Entrance ticket: € 8,00
- Public Transportation from Rome: € 2,00 (train: ½ hour from Piramide Station in Rome)

What’s Extra

- Meals/Beverages
- Taxi from/to your hotel

We can arrange transportation for you:
1) from/to the airport
2) from/to the port
3) inside the city
4) outside the city

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