Relive the Ancient Ostia: Private Half-Day Tour from Rome

Relive the Ancient Ostia: Private Half-Day Tour from Rome
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$175.29
Duration: 5 hours
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Visit the remains of the ancient Roman town of Ostia Antica near central Rome with this private half-day tour. Walk through the excavations of this once lively harbor town founded in the 4th century BC. Ostia Antica is sometimes called the 'better Pompeii' because of the astonishing preservation of its buildings. You will stroll through ancient taverns, baths, apartments, groceries and theaters, and their present condition so strikingly exceeds that of the Roman Forum, Imperial Forum, and Pompeii that it seems a misnomer to call them ‘ruins.'

Get picked up from your centrally-located accommodation in Rome and transferred to the excavations at Ostia Antica, not far from the city of Rome, to relive the glory of ancient Rome with us on a guided visit to this former harbor town.

Let your imagination wander as you feel like you’ve been transported back in time. The ruins of this once bustling Roman harbor town reveal no sign of the modern world, so you’ll have a truly immersive experience. Walk the main street, the Decumanus Maximus, while your tour guide regales you with fascinating stories of the past.

The Roman statues lining the walkways are in such perfect condition you’ll feel as though you are walking among the ancient Romans themselves. You’ll even be enticed to take a dip in the Baths of Neptune, which are crowned by an impressively intact mosaic of the sea god being drawn by a four horse chariot.

And if you are a theater fan, you will be astounded by Ancient Ostia’s amphitheater. Take your place in the stands as 3,500 ancient Roman spectators once did back in 12 BC when it was first constructed. Then feel free to relax for a moment with a friend on the communal forica - or toilets - just as the Romans did!

Don’t miss the chance to experience the 'better Pompeii,' the tour of Ancient Ostia.

Visit the remains of the ancient Roman town of Ostia Antica near central Rome with this private half-day tour. Walk through the excavations of this once lively harbor town founded in the 4th century BC. Ostia Antica is sometimes called the 'better Pompeii' because of the astonishing preservation of its buildings. You will stroll through ancient taverns, baths, apartments, groceries and theaters, and their present condition so strikingly exceeds that of the Roman Forum, Imperial Forum, and Pompeii that it seems a misnomer to call them ‘ruins.'