Duration: 4 hours
Tour of the Ostia Ruins
Your English speaking driver and Official Licensed guide will meet you at your hotel then you will make your way to tour the Ostia Ruins, about 40 minutes south of Rome, walking through the archaeological site of the Imperial Roman port. The city of Ancient Ostia lies at the mouth of the Tiber river and was founded as the very first colony of Rome in the 6th century BC and later on totally abandoned in the 6th century AD. Its buildings, blocks, villas, thermal baths, temples of all religions, restaurants, public toilets tell us the history of common people day-life in roman times. The tour of the excavation generally takes about 2/3 hours for a standard visit of the most important public buildings such as the Forum, the Thermal Baths, the Horrea, the Bakeries of 2nd century AD, the Mithreum of the Thermae, an underground temple for mystic rituals, the domus, roman villas of the rich families, the insulae, the mid-classes people homes very well preserved, and the Roman Theatre, build in the 1st century BC, one of Ancient Rome best preserved theatre still in use today.. You will enjoy the quiet and the superb atmosphere of one of the largest archaeological areas you may found in Italy.
- if possible wear or take with you comfortable shoes even if walking is limited.
- watch out for your wallet and bags; it is recommended not to wear valuable jewelry.
- Entrance to Ostia ruins 8,00 Euro per person (closed on Mondays).
Price includes private vehicle with driver and Official Licensed guide.
Payment DOES NOT include meals, entrance fees and gratuity.
For more passengers we use additional vehicles due to the strict Italian laws and regulations about public transportation carrying more than 8 people, in any case don’t hesitate to contact us for a quote.
Note that the driver-guide will not enter sites although giving explanations from the vehicle of what you are seeing. Only Official Licensed Guides are allowed to escort you inside places and, on your request, we can provide such service at an extra cost. The vehicle will accompany you for the entire tour.
To book our services you have the choice to pay with Euro cash money at the end of service or to pre-pay the total fee by credit card with an additional 15%. We don’t accept credit cards as a form of payment on the day of service, we only accept cash in Euro and/or US$; if US$ we will give you the exchange rate of the day before the service increased by 5 cents.