Rome: The ruins of Ostia Antica

Tour Number

Activity Level

402146


Categories

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

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Greek (fluent), Italian (fluent)

A walking tour in Rome's main seaport during the Roman Republic


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. *

Itinerary

**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.
Theatre
Forum
House of Diana (Apartment house)
Thermopolium
Forica (public bathrooms)
Streets and much more!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the entrance desk

End location: Outside the archaeological site of Ostia Antica

Duration: 3 hours

***CLOSED ON MONDAYS***

Transportation

Walking tour

**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. **

What’s Included

Other: - My private guidance for the entire duration of the tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 EUR - Price per person for admission fees, meals and drinks

What’s Extra

Other: - Admission fees (Ancient Ostia ticket: 8 EUR p.p.)

Restrictions

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