Ancient Ostia Private Tour

Guided Tour of Ostia Antica

What makes this tour unique

No need for a private driver, our tour to Ancient Ostia travels like the Romans do: by train! Ancient Ostia is like a big playground; you can touch and climb! Most areas are not off-limits, so you can truly get 'inside' the ruins and let your imagination fly, to feel what it was like to live in an ancient Roman city more than 2,000 years ago.

Duration: 3 Hours (if you want to see more of Ostia we have also available a 7 hours tour!)
No-lines Policy: Exclusive skip-the-line entrance with no waiting on the queues to Ostia Antica!
Schedule: Everyday except Mondays
Top-rated guide: Professional, licensed, and experienced English-speaking guide

Itinerary Description

If you’re fascinated by the ancient Roman lifestyle, Ostia Antica offers a taste of an Ancient Roman town. The archaeological remains of Ostia are situated at the mouth of the Tiber river, once the military and commercial port of Rome.

Let your imagination fly as your private guide describes how once upon a time the main streets of Ostia were lined with shops, warehouses, and inns. Being the most important commercial port city of the Ancient Times, the bars, brothels, and baths of Ancient Ostia were crowded with sailors and merchants from all over the empire.

It’s easy to feel like you’ve been transported back in time while you walk down the main street, the Decumanus Maximus. Your tour guide tells you about the Thermopolium, where you can still see an ancient bar counter where drinks were served to shipbuilders and traders, while having loud conversations and bargaining.

Ostia's main square is the Forum, with the imposing ruins of the Capitolium: the largest temple in Ostia dedicated to the Capitoline triad, Juno, Jupiter and Minerva.

You’ll be taken to the old bath-house, Baths of Neptune, which is crowned by an impressive and well-preserved mosaic of the sea god in a four-horse chariot. The astounding theatre of Ancient Ostia takes you amongst the 3,500 ancient Roman spectators as if in 12 BC when the theatre was first constructed.

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