Private tour

"Pompei " near rome: Ostia Antica

Private tour

"Pompei " near rome: Ostia Antica

From US$ 271.05 per person

Discover Ostia Antica, second in Italy by extension after Pompeii, an authentic and ancient Roman urban center that developed particularly in imperial times as a commercial and port city.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German
Pickup included
We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B's and apartments. Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and its address. The time will be at 02.15 PM approxmatively, due to the traffic conditions you could wait 5 - 10 minutes more
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  • Archeological park of Ostia antica
  • ancient port of Rome
  • well conserved like Pompei
  • discover the ancient Roman everyday life
  • beautiful buildings and structures
Full description
This half day trip to Ostia takes you to an iconic cityle, the historic city center, and the beautiful countryside. You'll pickup from your accomodation and transfer to Ostia. Located west of Rome on the mouth of the Tiber River, like the magnificent Pompeii also the state of conservation and the urban structure of Ostia Antica (from ostium "mouth of the river") has come almost intact to our days. Founded in the 4th century bc as a first military camp and port trading center after related to grain procurement. Equipped with a lighthouse, horrea (granary depots), scholae (seats for professional associations), insulae (large blocks of rent) and the capitolium ostia reached in its greates splendour under the emperor Traiano with a population over 100.000 inhabitants. Its inevitable decline began in 3rd century AD. A careful observation of the city is particularly useful as it allows us to know many aspects of everyday during Roman period: In addition to the presence of various temples, spas, domus and elegant buildings, there were also warehouses, inns and shops that make us a slice of the vitality of this center. It was a city with a commercial soul: this made it a cosmopolitan city, in which people of different races, languages, cultures, religions lived together, testified by the strong presence of temples dedicated to Mitra (Persian), Cybele (Phrygian), Isis (Egyptian) in addition to the presence of a synagogue. The first seaport of ancient Ostia was that built by Claudius in 42 ad, near the present airport of Fiumicino, which was later expanded by the emperor Trajan. Ostia was then the main center of sorting commercial goods directed to the City, becoming rich and prestigious. After 2,5 hours the tour finish and you can decide to spare more time there and drink or eat somthing to the nice before to come back to Rome.
  • Pickup from your accomodation in Rome
  • English-speaking driver
  • Entrance fees to "Ostia antica" archeological area
  • licensed tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • drop off to your accomodation in Rome
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Pickup will be offered from Civitavecchia, so please provide your accommodation address
  • Pickup is also offered from the port of the terminal cruise shuttle bus (it is the meeting point and last stop of the port free shuttle bus)
  • From the shuttle-bus drop-off area you have to exit from the port where your guide will be waiting with a sign with your name on it

Product ID: 351966