Ancient Ostia
from € 35 per person
from € 35 per group
from € 35 per person
from € 35 per group
Ancient Ostia • Small Group
from € 35 per person
from € 35 per group
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Ancient Ostia • Small Group

Ancient Ostia: discover the remains of a unique city dating back to 640 BC on a half-day tour of Ostia from Rome.

Duration 4h
13 participants maximum
Service with guide

Ostia Antica served as the harbor city for Ancient Rome, and according to legend was built after Ancus Marcius destroyed Ficana to create a seaport on the River Tiber.

The first settlement can be traced back to the beginning of the 4th century BC, immediately after the defeat of the Etruscan town of Veio. Situated on the right bank of the river, Veio fell to the Roman army in 396 BC. Ostia was the 1st Roman colony, and acquired a commercial function to supply Rome with food, especially wheat.

Far from the hustle and bustle of central Rome (but just a short Metro ride away), Ancient Ostia offers splendid examples of Roman frescoes and mosaics. Hear how Ostia became more autonomous towards the end of the Roman Republic, when the city was surrounded by a new circle of walls, traditionally attributed to the time of Sulla, although recent studies suggest it was built in the mid 1st century BC on the initiative of Cicero.

See the remains in a small group for a more intimate experience, and better views of sites such as the amphitheater, old warehouses, and much more.

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Ancient Ostia

The tour includes:

Half day guided tour
A professional and licensed guide
Mono-lingual guided tour
Headsets to be able to hear your guide at all times

The tour does not include:

Admission fees to the site. Metro tickets. Those will be paid directly to your guide at the meeting point prior tour departure. Admission fees and metro tickets will be €17 per person (€11 for the admission, €2 for intenal exhibition, €3 for the headsets.
Food and drinks.
Pick up and drop off.

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Tour meeting point

Piramide station
Meeting point is situated by the caffetteria beside the entrance of Piramide station. Your guide will hold "Mea Tours" sign to be easely located.
Piramid station is situated on the Line B Metro.

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