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Clear recommendation and real insider tip!

Clear recommendation and real insider tip! The guided tour through Ostia Antica with the archaeologist Maria Rita was a highlight of my trip to Rome. Perfectly prepared and organized by here. One invests half a day and understands so much more about the connections by the example of this phantasticly preserved Roman settlement and receives a living picture of this epoch. Even with children very well suitable, because Maria Rita adapts wonderfully didactically to her guests and includes even child interests. She tells with heart and soul and great knowledge. Ostia is so easy to reach (only 35 minutes from Stazioni Porto San Paolo, not far from Colosseo, with a normal city ticket for 1.50!) There is a very nice café in the mids of the parc with delicious food where you can relax wonderfully. Getting off the train you can already smell the pine trees and the sea air. Ostia Antica is a place of peace. No pushing and shoving. A relaxing little escape from the hectic rome.

Ostia Antica Guided Tour with Local Archaeologist Reviewed by Anonym, 09/29/2019

Wow, Maria Rita gave us an excellent tour of Ostia Antica! She met us outside the ticket office and proceeded to give the four of us a thoroughly fascinating experience. Maria had pictures to show us as we toured to give even more perspective and history. This site was not crowded, so we were able to find private spots to hear her explanations, take plenty of pictures, and imagine what life was like when this city was a thriving port. So much better than overcrowded Pompeii. Maria is an engaging, knowledgeable archeologist who imparted her enthusiasm for Ostia Antica during this wonderful tour.

Maria Rita was an amazing guide. She brought the large Ostia Antica antiquity site into a manageable tour. Not only is she a trained archaeologist, but she has knowledge about history and the arts. I booked a small group tour but was lucky enough to have a private tour with her. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and learning more about Italy. I wish I had turn this on the beginning of my trip instead of the end because I could have used the knowledge when visiting other places. Maria Rita is a delightful person who is very passionate about her job.

Ostia Antica Guided Tour with Local Archaeologist Reviewed by SUZANNE, 10/30/2019

Maria did an excellent job of explaining the history and architecture of Ostia Antica as we walked through the ruins. She used visual aids to help us imagine how it looked centuries ago and to increase our understanding. She is not only very knowledgeable about Ostica Antica having worked on the site as an archaeologist but also an excellent communicator and teacher to someone who knows nothing about archaeology or Ostica Antica. We highly recommend this tour.

Ostia Antica Guided Tour with Local Archaeologist Reviewed by Michael, 02/02/2020

Maria Rita was an excellent Guide. She was knowledgeable, professional and polite. She was happy to answer questions and kept the exchange flowing. The tour itself was done at a very good pace.