- 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
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Public toilets Ancient OstiaPhoto by: Anonymous
- Wonderfully Intact RuinsPhoto by: Heather H
- Theatre entrancePhoto by: Stacey E
- Ostia antica.Photo by: Milena Simeonov S
- The Wine Bar at OstiaPhoto by: James E
USA, 06 2008
- Main Street in OstiaPhoto by: James E
USA, 06 2008
- Headless in OstiaPhoto by: James E
USA, 06 2008
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.
We loved this tour. Our guide provided both fact and humor. It was all very interesting and just the right amount of time.
Being frequent visitors to Rome, we decided this time to visit the ancient port city of Ostia using this tour. Similar to what you see at Pompeii, but of course with a less dramatic history. Our guide, Giorgio, was an excellent and witty guide, who not only pointed out several aspects of the ruins military, commercial and residential, but wove into his presentation the operational and daily life of the Roman citizens who lived and worked there. The ampitheatre was a highlight. A most enjoyable experience.
Better ruins than Pompeii and only a tenth of the number of tourists. Some of the best mosaic's I have seen.
Excellent tour to a most interesting site. The guide was particularly knowledgeable on all aspects of the site.
These are some of the best ruins in Italy. I enjoyed it far more than Pompeii. The tour guide was anot archeologist and his knowledge was beyond what anyone could ask for.
Our tour guide Sara Napilantano (sp) was terrific. Her detailed knowledge of the Vatican and museum is incredible. Thank you Sara!
Excellent trip, with knowledgeable and helpful Georgio. While day trip with picnic could be even better, in summer heat the half day leaving at 8 am was a great compromise to see the main sights of Ostia but still have a reason to go back.
Excellent tour - with very small group and incredibly knowledgeable guide. Despite the heat we were enthralled with Ostia and all the stories that we were told.
We had an excellent tour of Ostia Antica. I am sorry I do not remember the name of our guide but he is a professor of archaeology. I was really overwhelmed with his knowledge and enjoyed the morning very much.