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I learned so much about this ancient city and time. It was so fascinating and our tour guide really brought the city to life. Great experience and would highly recommend a tour with one of these guides to really enrich all these sites!
Rachael, the guide, brought this tour to life for us. We really got a feeling for what life was like in a city like Ostia back then. Only 15 people were on the tour. Also, it was good to escape the hustle and bustle of Rome for awhile.
The trip was very worthwhile - a mini adventure with a short train ride to Ostia followed by the tour itself. I liked the use of the headsets and our guide was very accommodating and answered all our questions on the historic site. Well worth doing on a week's visit to Rome.
WONDERFUL!!! Louise, our guide, was so interesting and helpful in every way. Our trip to Ostia on the train was a quick ride. There is so many ruins in Ostia much different than Pompei. The views are lovely, too. You will enjoy the tour.......
It was a brilliant experience.If you are planning to travel with a toddler please take a light weight stroller. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Great day. Our guide was so well informed and interesting to listen too. Ancient Ostia is an amazing experience and it is so close to Rome. The tor was well organized.
Ostia was the highlight of our trip for my daugher and Massimo (our guide from Dark Rome tours) made it special. He was extremely knowledgeable and made Ostia accessible for us in way it would not have been had we visited on our own because there is such limited signage. Our knowledge of ancient Rome was much enhanced by this tour.
Our guide Massimo was entertaining as well as well-informed. We learned a lot on this tour. Ostia is very large and quite well preserved, a real insight into Ancient Rome and its economy.
This was just amazing. Massimo was so personable and knowledgeable and there
were only four of us on the tour, so it could not have been better. I had no idea that
Ostia Antica was such a huge area...very impressive and we loved taking the train.
We really enjoyed this tour.
Massimo's presentation were very interesting. We have visited Pompeii on a number of occasions, but Ostia presents a very different picture. It benefits from the reduced popularity/notoriety as there is so much space to walk around without being bothered by crowds.
This was a great trip. Our guide Maximus was very good. We stayed after the tour to explore further and then travelled back on our own using the train tickets the guide had given us.
Great site. Great tour. The train was an excellent way to get there. The site is really interesting. Massimo, our tour guide was excellent. Good humoured, very good information and discreetly looked after us as we walked everywhere. Best experience on a guided site visit for years.
we were thinking of doing this trip on our own, via train and bus, but we were glad we took the trip. The site was amazing and covers a large area. Had we been on our own I think we would have wandered about for some time and missed the highlights. our guide knew exactly where to go and timed the 'tea break' exactly
This was a pretty cool tour. I was very bad at navigating that day so I arrived late and by calling back and forth to Dark Rome tours, I was able to still have the tour. Jo, the tour guide walked from where she was doing the tour to greet me at the front gate and even give me a tour on the way back to the group. This was extremely nice of her since it was my fault we were late. I can only say good things about our experience with the 2 Dark Rome based tours we went on (booked through Viator)