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We met our guide at the Piramide metro stop to board the train to Ostia. The ride took about 20 minutes, and along the way, our guide spoke a little about what we were going to see. When we arrived at Ostia, we walked to Ostia Antica, about a ten minute walk from the station. We entered the excavation area, and stepped back in time. Ostia was the seaport for Ancient Rome, and was a lively city. We saw remains of bath houses, temples, residential buildings including multi-story apartments, and a necropolis. Our guide was so enthusiastic about what she was showing us, that it was very infectious. We also spent time in the theatre and the surrounding area where business was conducted by various companies, which can be identified by the floor mosaics in the shops. The whole place was brought alive by our guide. Ostia is in very good condition for an ancient ruin, and its layout is largely intact unlike other places, so you can get a real feel for the way people lived in the 1st century. At the end of the tour, we were free to return to Rome with our guide, or stay in Ostia and return later. It was a very worthwhile tour.
This was a well organized tour with an expert English-speaking guide. There were 26 people which was too large for a so-called SMALL GROUP tour! However it all worked well enough in the end and we saw a large part of the old city in the 3 hours or so spent on the site.
Loved this tour. Our guide was passionate about the site, engaging and informative. The radio/headphones worked well and allowed one to stop and take photos without missing out on any information. Loved this tour.
Our guide (Geo?) spoke very passionately about Ancient Ostia and made the visit very informative and interesting. Well worth a visit!
The tour guide (Rebecca) was fantastic, enthusiastic about the history and very informative, which really made this place come alive for us, thank you so much!!!
This was an excellent tour. Our tour guide, Rebecca, was exceptional. She was very passionate and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Ostia. She made the history very interesting and was able to capture the group's attention throughout the entirety of the tour. I came away with a good understanding of the ancient port city.
We had a most excellent tour of Ostia - our guide Rebecca (I believe) was extremely knowledgeable and spoke very well - she remembered everyones name and made our experience great!! Thanks
Great tour! Gia was wonderful and Ostia is amazing. Tip: if you plan to take a Vatican tour, take this tour first as there is a reference or two to Ostia at the Vatican and it was great that we had visited Ostia the day prior.
Guide very enthusiastic and knowledgeable (Rebecca). Fantastic site.
Brilliant tour with non stop information. Ostia was quiet and easy to look around despite numerous school parties . Our guide made it entertaining and informative from the moment we started. Great day, thank you.
Rebecca our tour guide was excellent; she is passionate about antiquity and most engaging. Her recommendation for a good meal in Rome was super as well!
Ostia is a wonderful, underutilized historic site that is so close to Rome. A must.
Our guide was fabulous! Gio was friendly from start to finish and very informative. Ostia is a great place to visit and I would recommend it to everyone.
Definitely worth a visit! The tour was very detailed and well organised from start to finish. Ostia is a beautiful place with lots of ancient architecture and amazing scenery. After you have been on the tour you get the option to either go back on the train or go to the coast on the train which is only 15 mins away, I opted for the beach!