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Ostia Antica – Harbour City of Ancient Rome (4hrs)

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  • Private walking tour (4 Hours)
  • We purchase your Ostia skip-the-line tickets
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Hotel pickup & drop off
Tour Details

The ancient port of Rome and the natural landing place for all the goods that anciently arrived in the Eternal City from all the provinces of the empire. As its own latin name suggests Ostia was built at the “mouth of the Tiber” at the Tyrrhenian Sea. Ostia Antica was brought back to light during the excavation that took place in the fascism period. It’s the second most important surviving Roman city in Italy after the archeological area of Pompeii. According to the legend, Ancus Marcius king of Rome, founded Ostia in 620 BC as a crucial spot to make use of the salt pans of the Tiber. Ostia was the main port which supplied Rome not only with all the goods but also gave the city a form of protection from all the possible attacks from the sea. In the 2nd century AD Ostia, at the height of its prosperity (some estimates suggest 50,000 inhabitants), changed to a commercial harbour connected to the Imperial Harbours of Claudius and Trajan. The city was enriched in this period by the rebuilding of the Forum, new baths, public warehouses (Lat. horrea), guild seats (Lat. scholae),multi-storey residential buildings 

A detailed walk will help visitors to understand and realize how everyday life took place in those days between Insule (Homes), Theaters, Temples and Thermal Baths.

Meet your driver and your tour guide at your hotel, B&B or private apartment. Ostia is about 15 miles south from Rome. We provide the private transfer to and back from Ostia. At the end of the tour your driver will take you back to your hotel.

We will purchase your Ostia Antica skip-the-line tickets

  • The price of the tickets is is Eur 30,00 per person. Your tour guide will have your tickets. 

  • You will pay the tickets only cash at the end of the tour, directly to your guide.

  • Tickets are non refundable


We offer you a 10% discount only for cash payment

100% refund for cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

What to Expect

  • Ostai Antica ruins

Meeting Point

Hotel, B&B, private apartment, train station


4 hours – From 8:00AM to 12:00PM

4 hours – From 2:00PM to 6:00PM

What is included

  • Private & Customizable guided tour. We do not combine groups
  • Licensed (blue-badge) tour guide. Our Tour-Guides are qualified to operate without limits all over Italy.
  • Meet your guide and your driver at your hotel, B&B or private apartment
  • Private transfer from your hotel to Ostia Antica
  • Private transfer from Ostia Antica to your hotel in Rome

What is not included

  • Ostia Antica skip-the-line tickets (Eur 30,00 per person). You will pay the tickets cash to your guide
  • Food and drinks
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