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Daily life in Ostia Antica (private tour) provided by Visit Ostia Antica

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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 06/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Relive a piece of ancient Rome history, immersing yourself in this unique archaeological site on an unforgettable tour. The tour allows you to visit in depth a good part of this extraordinary archaeological site that covers about 50 hectares, in which ancient ruins and nature merge to create suggestive landscapes. Founded according to tradition by King Anco Marzio in a strategic area from the military and commercial point of view, Ostia was the first Roman colony, port of the city of Rome at the mouth of the Tiber river. Along the way you will be able to observe the grandiose theater dating back to the Augustan era, the Baths of Neptune and its mythological mosaics, the remains of the imposing Capitolium that towers over the Piazza del Foro and the famous insulae and tabernae. A unique archaeological site in the world where it is really possible to relive the daily life of the ancient Romans in a chronological span of 8 centuries.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ostia Antica
    00119 Ostia Antica RM, Italy
    Meeting at the ticket office of the excavations
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    Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Necropolis, Terme di Nettuno, Theater, Piazzale delle Corporazioni, Terme del Foro, Capitolium, Tabernae
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  • You'll end at
    Ostia Antica
    00119 Ostia Antica RM, Italy
    Meeting at the ticket office of the excavations
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
00119 Ostia Antica RM, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local Judas
  • Guided tour
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Josh C wrote a review Sep 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was a fantastic tour of an amazing site! The tour guide Stefania is extremely knowledgeable, and knows how to tell fascinating, vivid stories with charisma and humour. I feel like I have just stepped out of a time machine. Definitely the highlight of my trip to Rome!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Craig A wrote a review Jan 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand14 contributions19 helpful votes
This tour was a highlight of our time in Rome and in Italy. We had a fantastic tour guide Stefania who was incredible. We immediately clicked with her the moment we met and the tour was so well designed and structured that it kept our engagement throughout. I travelled to
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Response from Visit Ostia Ant... S, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Daily life in Ostia Antica (private tour)
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Dear Craig, thank you very much for your amazing review! It was a pleasure to meet your lovely family and we are SO proud that our Ostia Antica tour "was a highlight" of your time in Rome and in Italy. This makes our work worth to do it. Warm greetings to you all!
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Linda306 wrote a review Nov 2019
New York City, New York11 contributions9 helpful votes
Our private family tour of Ostia Antica last week was a wonderful experience for me and my husband and our two daughters aged 3 and 5. I am so happy we chose this tour! The guide made the difference. She is a great storyteller and made our visit very vivid and engaging. My
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Alan_Kay wrote a review Oct 2019
Wollongong, Australia190 contributions138 helpful votes
You may, as I did, find a website which states "compared to Pompeii or Herculaneum, (Ostia Antica) is less impressive and less well preserved". I suppose that everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that doesn't happen to be mine. This was the original port of Rome, built on
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from stefaniagial, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Daily life in Ostia Antica (private tour)
Responded 1 Nov 2019
Thank you Alan for this outstanding review! It is a great presentation of Ostia Antica indeed. We are very happy that you enjoyed Ostia Antica as we do and hope that more people will discover it in the future. Also thanks to reviews like yours. Grazie!
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trip atkins wrote a review Sep 2019
charlotte, nc180 contributions75 helpful votes
Private tour for 3 of us. Guide was great. This tour doesn't include hotel pick-up or transport from Rome, but it is worth doing anyway
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Date of experience: September 2019
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By: Visit Ostia Antica
Swisschilind
Swisschilind
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A highlight of our visit to Rome....not to be missed
We booked this private family guided tour of the site of Ostia Antica for the third day of our 4-day visit to Rome.
C J
C J
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Better than the forum
Exellent place to visit for a day if not longer. We travelled from central Rome on a 1.5€ euro ticket each way, sca
467gregoryl
467gregoryl
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Tour of The Ancient Roman Port city
Ostia Antica is a similar experience to Pompeii, but on the door step of Rome and without the crowds. It is a huge
mariodino25
mariodino25
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Visiting Ostia
Great place to visit. Paola was great and point so many details that I could have never seen. Very nice tour with s
happytraveler22222
happytraveler22222
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In some ways better, and in some ways worse than Pompeii
We went to Pompeii with a guide on Wednesday, and Ostia Antica on our own the following day. Pompeii is really cro
VLR1
VLR1
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Wonderful Tour of an Extraordinary Site
We booked a tour of Ostia Antica with the Visit Ostia Antica group and couldn't have been more pleased with the exp
jessAbbott1
jessAbbott1
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Just excellent
My mum and I took this tour with Maria who has extensive knowledge and passion for the site. Ostia really came to l
Kristin T
Kristin T
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Ostia Antica is amazing
Ostia Antica is a huge archaeological site from an ancient roman city. It is impressive, beautiful and absolutely w
colin a
colin a
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Better than Pompei
This is such a great site to visit whatever your interest in antiquity. Truly a wonderful experience of what was su
Adam A
Adam A
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Amazing insight into an ancient culture
We found our tour guide, Stefania, to be a wealth of knowledge on everything to do with Ostia as well as ancient Ro
Ana V
Ana V
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Very accessible ancient Roman ruins
This site is very easy to reach if you are staying in Rome using public transportation. There is no need to pay a t
sophiee92
sophiee92
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Best Part of Rome.
Personally I thought this was the best part of Rome. Done all 60 stops and seen the whole place. Gives you an amazi
jordan r
jordan r
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Awesome experience, much closer and less crowded than Pompei
Met Stefania right at the entrance, and she was great! We were a bit tired coming directly from a redeye flight, an
Laura B
Laura B
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Great getaway from Rome
We had a great day in Ostia Antica with our children, ages 6 and 9. It was an easy train ride from Rome. We visited
Jack H
Jack H
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In Depth Visit of Ostia Antica
Ostia Antica is well worth visiting if you're in Rome - very historic, uncrowded and much it well preserved conside
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