|PICKUP/RETURN||Hotel or any place of your convenience in Rome|
|DROP OFF TIME||12:30pm (approximately)|
We will pick you up at your hotel or any other place of your convenience. You will go to Ostia Antica (which is about 40 minutes from Rome), where you will enjoy a private walking tour through the archaeological site.
Ancient Ostia offers the opportunity to walk along the streets of an ancient city of Roman period, quite similar to Pompeii but much more closer and more easily accesible from Rome. Ostia was once a city of 50,000 people. The city boasted a complex infrastructure of warehouses, bakeries, markets, shops, restaurants, taverns, as well as elaborate public spaces and facilities, including a forum, theatre, temples, and beautiful bathing complexes.
As a result, it is quite easy to day dream of ancient times, hence the intricate reticulum of structures, reflecting their habits.
Some of the highlights you will see during this tour are the Terme di Nettuno where you can admire the beautiful black and white mosaics representing Neptune and Amphitrite, the Decumanus Maximus, the main thoroughfare that crosses the city from north east to south west, the theatre built by Agrippa anf the Forum which formed the centre of the city. Here you will discover the principle public buildings, The Capitolium and the Temple of Rome and Augustus, the Basilica and the large thermal baths.
During the visits we highly recommend to wear comfortable shoes and clothes and to wear sunglasses and sunhats in the summer months to avoid any risk of sunstroke.
On the way back to Rome, we will pass by the E.U.R. quarter, or “Esposizione Universale Di Roma,” built by Mussolini before World War II with imperial architecture style.
*Upon Request we can provide one of our official archaeology expertised guides who will interpret the ruins of this Ancient Roman port.
Your private tour driver will pick you up at a time of your convenience in Rome. You will explore the highlights of Ancient Roman times in a private tour of Ostia Antica’s Roman ruins. Upon request we can provide a professional Archeologist and guide for a private guided experience.