Discover the legacy of the Imperial City during a 3-hour guided tour of Ostia Antica, an ancient harbor town, situated only 30 km from Rome that remained buried for over ten centuries.
Ostia Antica was one of the most thriving Roman seaports during Julius Caesar’s time and continued to prosper under Tiberius.
Head to Piazzale Ostiense, just outside the main entrance to Piramide Metro Station, at 9:30am and greet your guide. Take the underground train Roma-Lido to Ostia Antica, which only takes 30 minutes.
Follow your English-speaking guide through the well-preserved archaeological remains, while you learn about the city’s fascinating history, once Rome’s most important seaport and with a population of approximately 100,000 inhabitants.
Visit the Baths of Neptune, where you’ll admire a beautifully intact mosaic of the sea god. These baths once had numerous pools, saunas and gymnasiums.
Go to the imposing amphitheater, which thanks to its impressive state of preservation, still houses numerous concerts and shows. Go back in time and feel like one of the 2,000 spectators once did. Next, head to Diana’s House, a great place to get a glimpse of how the citizens of Ancient Rome used to live. It is full of original objects of the time. Afterwards, pay a visit to Thermopolium, an old tavern that still preserves the stands where the food was once served.
The tour will come to an end in the Forum of Corporations, an open-air market where people met to discuss and exchange ideas. Once you have explored the archaeological remains, you’ll return to the train station and head back to Rome.
The return ticket from Rome to Ostia Antica isn’t included in the final price of the excursion. A return ticket costs approximately 6€.
Children 12 - 18 years oldUS$ 46.2
Children 6- 11 years oldUS$ 40.7
Children under 6 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Professional English speaking guide.
Entrance to the ruins of Antica Ostia.
Return train ticket from Rome to Ostia Antica.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Rome).
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Piazzale Ostiense, at the exit of Piramide Metro Station