Tour of Ancient Ostia
Half an hour far from the Colosseum the ancient Roman town of Ostia is an archaeological site, for its value, second only to Pompei.
An entire town of two thousand years ago, mostly excavated last century, which has given us its whole frenetic life and laborious activities of its inhabitants, mostly employed to the trade of food with Rome. Ostia was in fact home of a seaport.
A visit to Ostia Antica, it is almost a necessary complement to Rome. One of the paradoxes of the ancient city of the Caesars is in fact the almost total absence, in elevation, of archaeological survivals of housing type.
The ancient capital of the Empire, lived at the end of that world such big changes, powered by constant invasions, to lose much of its immense heritage of insulae and domus private, soon buried by the new Eras.
So what you have to imagine in Rome, is visible in Ostia, where we can walking down the Decuman, entering into every house, visiting taverns, bakeries, bathes, squares and the city theater.
Such an interesting excursion, that ends with a visit to the modern Ostia, for an ice cream on the seafront of the charming seaside town of Rome.
Tour Duration: 4 hours
Departure time: 9am
Private local expert tour guide
All tickets and reservation fees are included
Coffee / Gelato break