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Semi-Private Ostia Antica Half-Day Tour: An Ancient Roman City Frozen in Time

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  • With round-trip transportation included in your booking, revel in the chance to discover Ostia Antica; you’ll travel here, in a group of 12 or fewer, from Rome by train with an open return ticket meaning you can explore at your own leisure!
  • Travel back in time on this half-day tour and find out what life in ancient Rome was really like as one of Italy’s most accessible and well-preserved archaeological sites.
  • With an expert, English-speaking guide accompanying you you’ll hear stories that bring the Port of Ostia Antica to life; from Roman baths to ancient roads and grain trade, there is a lot to discover here…

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Small groups of 12 people or less
  • Train ticket to and from Rome
  • Ancient Ostia entrance ticket
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Ostia Antica
  • Baths of Neptune
  • The main street Decumanus Maximus
  • Ostia’s Amphitheatre
  • Forum of the Corporations
  • The Collegiate Temple
  • The laundry shop and public bath

On this half day Ostia Antica tour from Rome you will see and enjoy intriguing tales on everything you have come to love about the Romans of antiquity in a beautiful natural setting away from the traffic and noise in the city center. Your expert City Wonders guide will bring history to life before your very eyes as you stand where its ancient inhabitants stood, so don't be surprised if you hear echoes of the past!

See What Life Was Like In The Roman Empire From The 4th Century BC s

At Ancient Rome's port city you will travel across millennia into a detailed photograph of what life was like in the Roman Empire from the 4th century BC until the town was slowly abandoned. Leave modernity behind as you trace the grooves of chariot wheels on the original road leading into the settlement, which once had a population of some 50,000 people, mostly stout sailors, dock workers and wealthy merchants from all over the Mediterranean.

Expert English Speaking Guide

Ostia Antica was the main point of entry for all the goods that came into Rome from the Empire, and was the city's bread basket for grain coming in to feed the capital's huge population. This trade created opulent wealth, the signs of which are clearly evident today.

Listen as your guide provides a captivating account as you marvel at its amphitheater, impressive temples, insula apartment blocks and the Forum of Corporations, where everything under the sun was bought and sold.

Extensive Baths Complex

Additional highlights of the Ostia Antica tour include the extensive baths complex, with its thermodynamic systems still largely intact, and an almost perfect example of what dining out was like 2,000 years ago.

The site is also home to some of the finest Roman mosaics that survive in their original positions, crowned by the world-famous image of Neptune driving his chariot of seahorses. The grounds also feature examples of period statuary and you can hunt for the elusive Ostia lighthouse, which archaeologists still haven't found.

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Ready to plunge into ruins that rival those in Pompeii and Herculaneum? With our masterful guide and carefully planned itinerary, your journey back to Rome will feel more like time travel after this fun and informative tour.

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