Half-Day Tour: Ancient Ostia in Private Group

Half-Day Tour: Ancient Ostia in Private Group

Visit Ancient Ostia in a private group with an expert guide who will highlight the excavations of this fantastic ancient site just outside of Rome.

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Visit Ancient Ostia in a private group with an expert guide who will highlight the excavations of this fantastic ancient site just outside of Rome.

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  • Language: Englisch, Deutsch
  • Participants: 1 - 13
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • private (no other participants)
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Highlights

  • Visit the Ancient Ostia site with an expert guide
  • Get interesting information about history and Roman ruins in Ostia
  • Explore the harbour city of Ancient Rome

Description

This tour to Ostia is for all who are interested in history of Rome and its archaeological founds.

Our guide will accompany you to the Ancient city not far from the center of Rome. Ancient Ostia is dated back as much as 640 BC. and was once the harbour city of Rome. According to the legend of Ancus Marcus, founder of the city, Ostia was an ancient town located right by the river Tiber. Its name comes from the latin word ostium that means "mouth of the river".

Near to the mouth of the Tiber there were some salt marshes producing salt. Its production was important and used to flaver and preserve food. The location at the Tiber was strategically important and useful for the Ancient Rome.

Ostia was the first Roman colony and became immediately a river port. The city had a commercial function to supply Rome with food especially wheat. However, priority was a strategic military function as naval base.

Discover on the half-day tour to Ostia the wonderful Necropoli and see the ancient amphitheatre. You will walk inside the Thermopolium and see the ancient shop with its frescoes and counter.

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Additional information

Please be at the designed meeting point at least 15 minutes prior tour departure The journey to the Ostia site is approximately 25 minutes from Pyramid Metro Station

Included in the price

  • Half day guided tour
  • A professional and licensed guide
  • Mono-lingual guided tour
  • Admission fees to the site
  • Metro tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Headsets
  • Pick up and drop off

Meeting point

Meeting point is situated by the cafeteria beside the entrance of Piramide station. (Line B Metro) Your guide will hold "Mea Tours" sign to be easely located. IMPORTANT: Please be at the designated meeting point 15/20 minutes prior ton departure.

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This deal can be cancelled for free up to 2 days before the date of the activity.

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