Everyone goes or at least tries to, visit Pompeii, so we wondered: why not Ancient Ostia, so much closer, so well preserved and even bigger than Pompeii. So if you are in Rome and do not wish or cannot go to Pompeii well, this is the experience for you! Ostia, in latin, mouth, was the first colony of Rome, literally at the mouth of the River Tiber, on the beach. Ostia soon became an important city and developed parallel to Rome. You will meet your guide at Ancien Ostia train station (very easy to reach!) and together you will head towards the archaeological site. Walking on the City main road you will first go through its necropolis (Cemetery), then the City gate, as Ostia unveils itself in front of your eyes you will admire the Theatre, the Forum (City Center), the main temples, its first christian church, Thermal Baths, laundries, public bathrooms, private mansions and apartment blocks, a caffetteria, a bakery... an actual Roman City, the way it looked and the way it lived! Once the pier of Rome this incredible site will give you a full understanding of how roman cities truly looked, on how the average romans, not only the emperors, lived.
Hello, my name is Eva and I am part and leader of a group of professional tour guides in Rome. We are all licensed tour guides, most of us have an art history or archeology background. We got together hoping we would be able to share our passion for our wonderful city. We wanted to create different itineraries, built and though from guides, for foreigners, whether it is first time visitors or Rome passionates. We started offering experiences on Airbnb the past year and have, since then developed new itineraries. Come and discover Ancient Ostia with us!
Ancient Ostia tickets Admission tickets to the Archaeological Park of Ancient Ostia
We will provide public transport tickets to go and come back from Ancient Ostia
Ancient Ostia, the first colony of Ancient Rome, its outer cemetery, the deposits for the food which was to be taken to Rome, the thermal baths, the theatre, the main temples and the city central square, the forum the center of political and religious life in Ostia. Public bathrooms, Private villas and apartment blocks, a bakery, a caffetteria, a church as well as multiple temples. We will explore the city in its multiple aspects.
The train tickets are the same as the ones used for the metro and city busses. they are valid for one train ride only. This tour will run whether there is sunshine or rain so come prepared.