- Half-day morning tour to Ostia from Rome
- Explore the well-maintained ruins of Rome's former port city
- Offers an uncrowded experience of ancient Rome in miniature
- Exhibits at the Ostia museum
- Expert local guide
- Pickup from centrally located Rome hotels
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Your visit to Ostia Antica (ancient Ostia) starts at Via delle Tombe, which leads you to the Porta Romana, one of the city's three gates. This is the beginning of the Decumanus Maximus, the main thoroughfare that crosses the city from north-east to south-west.
You will then arrive at the Terme di Nettuno, where you can admire the beautiful black and white mosaics representing Neptune and Amphitrite, the theatre built by Agrippa, and the Forum which formed the center of the city. Here you will discover the main public buildings, Il Capitolium, the temple of Rome and Augustus, the Basilica and the large thermal baths.
Near the Forum square you will also find the House of Diana and the Thermopolium, an ancient Roman bar with a marble counter and a fresco depicting the fruit and foodstuffs that were sold there. At the end of Via dei Dipinti, a museum displays some of the ancient sculptures unearthed at Ostia.
Reviewed by Patricia N, April 2013
Originally we had booked this tour for the Friday morning of our stay in Rome but when phoning to confirm 24 hours in advance of the trip we found out that we were the only 2 bookings and since a minimum of 6 was required it was cancelled !
Luckily we were able to reschedule to the Sunday morning slot and everything went very smoothly - they picked us up at our hotel as arranged and the trip itself was fabulous - our guide Giorgio was a former archaeology teacher and he really brought this ancient port to life during his guided tour. The physical pace of the tour was just right and we had a wonderfully informative and enjoyable half day - thanks Giorgio!
Reviewed by George W, April 2013
Better than expected. Tour guide was a retired teacher and new everything in depth.