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Explore Ancient Ostia: Pompeii in Rome

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What to Expect
Everyone goes or at least tries to, visit Pompeii, so I wondered, why not Ancient Ostia, so much closer, so well preserved and even bigger than Pompeii.  So if you are in Rome and do not wish or cannot go to Pompeii well, this is the experience for you!  Ostia, in latin, mouth, was the first colony of Rome, literally at the mouth of the River Tiber, on the beach.  Ostia soon became an important city and developed parallel to Rome.  You will meet your guide at Ancien Ostia train station (very easy to reach!) and together you will head towards the archaeological site.  Walking on the City main road you will first go through its necropolis (Cemetery), then the City gate, as Ostia unveils itself in front of your eyes you will admire the Theatre, the Forum (City Center), the main temples, its first christian church, Thermal Baths, laundries, public bathrooms, private mansions and apartment blocks, a caffetteria, a bakery... an actual Roman City, the way it looked and the way it lived!  Once the pier of Rome this incredible site will give you a full understanding of how roman cities truly looked, on how the average romans, not only the emperors, lived.
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Departure Point
In front of Piramide Metro Stop, at the entrance of Ostia Train
Departure Time
8:00 AM
3h 30m
Return Details
Ostia Antica Ruins close the railway station
  • all inclusive
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 27 March 2019

My family enjoyed our trip to Ostia Antica this morning. Our guide, Giulia P., met us at the Piramid train station in Rome and accompanied us on the train to ruins. It’s about thirty minutes away and then a short walk to the historical site....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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OnceinRome, Front Office Manager at Once in Rome - Authentic Experiences, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2019

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. A satisfied customer is what makes our job the best job in the world!

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