If you can’t get enough of Ancient Roman ruins, this tour of Ostia Antica is right up your alley. The port town of Ancient Rome, this is where materials were delivered from ships all over the Empire and where the rich would spend their vacation time. This tour offers you a chance to wander the abandoned streets with fewer limitations than most of the archaeological sites in Italy.
Close to Rome is the Ancient port town of Ostia Antica…
where ships from all over the Roman Empire delivered goods and the rich would spend their vacations. A site some consider Rome’s Pompeii, this tour offers you a chance to wander the abandoned streets with fewer limitations than most of the archaeological sites in Italy. We begin by picking you up and driving the 30km outside of Rome to beautiful Ostia Antica. Originally a thriving port city, in the later Republic it became a holiday town full of hotels, brothels, bars and hundreds of villas all around.
Nowadays, wandering through its ancient streets people can get a real feel of the life of luxury and opulence that these Romans would have lived in. From the entrance we first pass a Necropolis (graveyard) as we make our way into the town. Next we make our way to the theater and on to see more ordinary ancient life, as you wind your way through shops, luxury villas and even some bathrooms you’ll start to form an idea of how the ancient Romans really went about their day to day lives. Walking through its empty streets, one gets a feeling that the ancient world is not really lost to us at all, merely temporarily forgotten.
Entry to the each site included in the tour
Expert Local Guide
Headsets for groups when appropriate
Transport to and from the tour
Some temporary exhibitions and special events may be excluded
Food and Drink
Know Before You Go
Please check-in at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Tours will depart promptly at the scheduled time, and no refunds will be given for late arrivals or missed tours.
Proof of identification may be required, so please bring a valid form of photo ID for each guest.
Tours will proceed in all weather conditions, unless the site is closed by authorities for safety reasons. It is highly recommended to bring bottled water, sunscreen, hat and umbrella.
All tours operate within the current COVID-19 regulations set by the Italian Government.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and be sure to dress warmly in colder temperatures, and bring a cover for bare shoulders inside any churches in the warmer months.