Ostia Antica Tour From Rome
Discover the “Better Pompeii” just 25 minutes away by rail from Rome. Join us to experience life in the first Roman colony and travel back in time as you walk the streets of this ancient port town of Ostia Antica. Escape the noise of Rome and enjoy this vast archaeological site that can rival the ruins of Pompeii with an expert guide and a small group (10 people or less).
What you can expect on Ostia Antica Tour From Rome
Meet your guide at Piazzale Ostiense which is located outside the Piramide (Line B) Metro station, at 8:15am. Your guide will be holding a “More of Rome” sign. After a brief check-in, you will receive your round-trip train tickets. This is an all-inclusive tour, all tickets are included in the price of the tour. We use the train to get to the site of Ostia Antica, this way we beat the morning traffic. Upon your arrival at the site, the guide will give you some time to use the restrooms before commencing the tour. The walking guided tour will last approximately 3 hours. Please wear comfortable shoes, and have a bottle of water. This tour runs in all weather conditions, please dress accordingly. At the end of the tour, you can either stay on site and explore further or come back to Rome with your guide.
What is Ostia Antica
Ostia Antica is one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the world. It offers a priceless insight into life in ancient Rome. Built over 2000 years ago, Ostia served as a river port, a gateway to the Roman empire. Here, at Ostia, life revolved around the import of grain. The grain would come from as far as Egypt. Ostia was a thriving city with a large population, you will be amazed by how well-developed the city was. Not only is this ancient harbor’s infrastructure impressive, but the shops, baths, temples, schools, apartment buildings, and markets will strike you with their amazingly modern design. Join us on this tour if you wish to see what the ancient Roman world was like.
- English-speaking, expert guide
- Skip the line access
- Small Group (9 people or less)