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Ostia Antica: Half-Day Tour from Rome by Train

1. Ostia Antica: Half-Day Tour from Rome by Train

Explore the beautifully preserved archaeological remains of Ostia Antica, founded in the 4th century BC, and once home to more than 100,000 Roman citizens. Traveling by train from central Rome, your guide will accompany you to the ruins, and give a comprehensive account of Ostia’s rise and fall. Along the way, marvel at well preserved remains of taverns, thermal baths, warehouses and theaters. Walk the main Decumanus Maximus thoroughfare as your guide brings the stones to life. Admire Roman statues that line the walkways, and feel as though you are walking in Ancient Rome itself. Go to the Baths of Neptune, crowned by an impressively intact mosaic of the sea god being drawn by a 4-horse chariot. Imagine the roar of the crowds at the amphitheater, and take your place in the stands just as 3,500 spectators would have done back in 12 BC when it was first built. Visit the communal Forica (public washrooms), where a marble bench is lined with 20 well-spaced holes along 4 walls of a large open room. Take a seat to experience one of the more natural and human aspects of Ancient Rome! At the end of your tour, you have the option to remain at Ostia Antica and the modern city of Ostia, or go to a nearby beach. Those who prefer can join the guide on the train back to Rome for the end of the tour services.

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4.7 / 5

based on 20 reviews

If you want to be "in" ancient Rome this is a great option. The ruins are in various state of decay, but many of them look like with a small amount of work you could open your own little shop or host a play! Our guide, Angelina, was exceptional and went above and beyond to explain the site and various details. Note - this is outdoors and there is not much sun protection. Our group had an older couple who was not able to make the full tour. So, if you have issues with walking or being in the sun for hours (depending on weather) this may not be for you.

Rob was the perfect guide. Knowledgeable and passionate he kept us entertained from start to finish and we didn’t want him to leave us at the end! As regular returners to Rome this was something we haven’t done before but would definitely recommend to everyone. It’s an untouched by tourists Pompeii and should be on everyone’s must visit Rome list!

Rob was an excellent guide. It was very apparent he loved to teach and share his knowledge and love of Ostia Antica. He was fun and had a great sense of humor. He kept us informed what would happen next on the tour.

Highly knowledgeable guide. Great explanations. Appropriate pacing of the tour. However, you MUST check meeting time with the actual tour company as GetYourGuide times are often wrong!

Angela was a very good guide. She told us not only the main details about Ostia but also many very interesting background-informations. We enjoyed the tour very much.