From Rome to Ostia Antica

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This private tour focuses on the importance of Ostia during the Roman empire. Ostia Antica is a large archaeological site, close to the modern suburb of Ostia (Rome). “Ostia” in Latin means “mouth”, indeed the city is located at the mouth of the River Tiber. It is located approximately 30 km in the northeast, and in ancient times it used to be the harbor of ancient Rome. How we said before, Ostia Antica was Rome’s seaport, but due to silting and a drop in sea level, the site now lies 3 km far from the sea. The site is noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes and impressive mosaics.

As regards as its history, Ostia may have been Rome’s first colonia. An inscription says that Ostia was founded by Ancus Marcius, the semi-legendary fourth king of Rome, in the 7th century BC. The oldest archaeological remains so far discovered, date back to the 4th century BC. The most ancient buildings currently visible are from the 3rd century BC, notably the Castrum (military camp) and the Capitolium (temple of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva) that is subsequent to the former. The opus quadratum technique used to build the walls of the original Castrum at Ostia, provides important evidence for the building techniques that were employed in Roman urbanization during the period of the Middle Republic


  • Price: €148
  • Difficulty Level
  • Included:

    • Private transportation

    • Official tour guide for 3 hours in Ostia Antica

    • English speaking Driver

  • Excluded:

    • Gratuities,Ticket in Ostia

    • Entry/Admission

    • Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica

  • Duration
    5 hours
  • Do not forget

    • Seating for children available

    • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

    • Not wheelchair accessible

    • Infants must sit on laps

    • Infant seats available

    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems

    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers

    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

  • Ticket
    Voucher printed or displayed on mobile
  • Languages
    English, Italian
  • Can I...?
    Read below to find out more about your cancellation policy.
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  • Info COVID-19
    The activity takes place in the open air, with a limited possibility of infection.
    The number of visitors is limited to avoid gatherings.



  • Do in: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Cancellation Policy

  • We will apply a 100% cancellation fee if the reservation is canceled 1 day or less before the event
    We will apply a 0% cancellation fee if the reservation is canceled 1000 days or less before the event


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