Highlights of this tour
- Skip the line
- Ancient Ostia
A few kilometers from Rome, you find what they call ‘Small Pompeii.’ Although a bit smaller than Pompeii, the locals say Ancient Ostia is more beautiful. And a lot closer to Rome! Your driver will meet you at your accommodation with private adapted transport and this is the start of your private 5-hour tour!
Discover living in the Roman Era. Step into the old houses and feel like a Roman Citizen of that time. During this tour, you learn about the people who lived in Ancient Ostia. See the town itself, and understand how the Romans colonized the city and how it eventually developed into an important trading port.
Hear about the processing process of different trading goods such as marble from Africa and grains from Sicily, before they made their way to Rome. See ancient intact stores and enjoy the green areas. In Ancient Ostia, you find one of the best-preserved Roman theaters that, on certain occasions, is still used. Besides the site, there is a small restaurant where you enjoy a refreshing drink or a little lunch*
*Lunch not included in the price
Being the largest archaeological site in Lazio, it is a must-see for everyone interested in the Roman Era. Even UNESCO classified the park as one of the major ancient attractions around Rome. To make it better accessible to people in wheelchairs, they built a new path in 2015. Making a valuable part of the excavations accessible to everyone.
This new path is 150 meters long and runs partly along the river, added to an existing route in the area of Piazzale Delle Corporazioni and goes towards the Roman Theater. In total, the accessible path for wheelchair users is 500 meters long.
Please note that during winter months, the terrain can be very muddy and therefore is not accessible at times.
Ancient Ostia is an old harbor town that was very important in the days of the Roman Empire. With the first settlement tracing back to the beginning of the 4th century. The town became the first Roman colony. Because of the location of the town, the municipality developed quickly in a very important trading port. And a gateway to Ancient Rome.
At the time, around 300 families lived in ancient Ostia. Their houses, shops, and amphitheater are very well preserved. In total, the town was about 50 hectares, divided into five neighborhoods. Accessible through three big gates on different sides.
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