Complete Tour Description
On this half day Ostia Antica tour from Rome you will see and enjoy intriguing tales on everything you have come to love about the Romans of antiquity in a beautiful natural setting away from the traffic and noise in the city center. Your expert City Wonders guide will bring history to life before your very eyes as you stand where its ancient inhabitants stood, so don't be surprised if you hear echoes of the past!
See What Life Was Like In The Roman Empire From The 4th Century BC s
At Ancient Rome's port city you will travel across millennia into a detailed photograph of what life was like in the Roman Empire from the 4th century BC until the town was slowly abandoned. Leave modernity behind as you trace the grooves of chariot wheels on the original road leading into the settlement, which once had a population of some 50,000 people, mostly stout sailors, dock workers and wealthy merchants from all over the Mediterranean.
Expert English Speaking Guide
Ostia Antica was the main point of entry for all the goods that came into Rome from the Empire, and was the city's bread basket for grain coming in to feed the capital's huge population. This trade created opulent wealth, the signs of which are clearly evident today.
Listen as your guide provides a captivating account as you marvel at its amphitheater, impressive temples, insula apartment blocks and the Forum of Corporations, where everything under the sun was bought and sold.
Extensive Baths Complex
Additional highlights of the Ostia Antica tour include the extensive baths complex, with its thermodynamic systems still largely intact, and an almost perfect example of what dining out was like 2,000 years ago.
The site is also home to some of the finest Roman mosaics that survive in their original positions, crowned by the world-famous image of Neptune driving his chariot of seahorses. The grounds also feature examples of period statuary and you can hunt for the elusive Ostia lighthouse, which archaeologists still haven't found.
Ready to plunge into ruins that rival those in Pompeii and Herculaneum? With our masterful guide and carefully planned itinerary, your journey back to Rome will feel more like time travel after this fun and informative tour.