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.
Expert, friendly and professional guide.
Transport to and from Ostia Antica with a personal driver.
Tickets to the site.
Food and Drink
Know Before You Go
No refund for no show / late arrivals.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and be sure to dress warmly in colder temperatures.
The site may close in the case of extreme weather.