- 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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What You Can Expect
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.
Can't recommend this tour highly enough. We had a very knowledgeable and entertaining guide and that always helps of course. If you are in Rome and have the time I wouldn't miss this.
Ostia is well worth a visit. Altho this was not my first time there, our guide was so well-versed in Roman history and archeology that we were able to understand the significance of these ruins as we walked through. My only complaint was that this tour was too short; we could easily have spent twice the time.