ANCIENT OSTIA TOUR – ROME GUIDES

Ancient Ostia, Ancient Ostia, Rome Guides

ANCIENT OSTIA TOUR – ROME GUIDES

The Ancient Ostia Tour offers the opportunity to dedicate yourself to an excursion just outside the capital. It allows you to take an extraordinary leap back in time, visiting a turbulent mercantile and harbour city. Its name in Latin means “mouth of the river“: in other words, Ancient Ostia was once situated exactly at the mouth of the Tiber river.

It was the first Roman colony and it became the most relevant port near Rome, welcoming merchants and visitors from all over the world. Our Ancient Ostia Tour will take place following the ancient route of the Decumanus Maximus, the road cutting the city in two almost symmetrical parts.

Taking the Via Ostiense and passing the necropolis, we will enter Ostia through the Roman Gate. After that, we will visit the Baths of Neptune, with their extraordinary mosaics, and the adjacent Fire Brigade Barracks.

Walking along the ancient Roman paved road, the tour will then continue with a visit to the Roman Theatre, still today a suggestive setting for famous shows. The Theatre is flanked by the Forum of the Corporations: here you can find the copy of the Sacello di Silvano, whose original can be seen at Palazzo Massimo by choosing the Rome Guides’ Tour Museums and Galleries.

We will then head towards the House of Diana, admiring the original food counter of the Thermopolium, a perfect example of a typical Roman folk inn. After that, the mighty Capitolium and the Temple of Augustus and Rome will complete the excursion, which will end inside the small Archaeological Park Museum.

DETAILS OF THE ANCIENT OSTIA TOUR

The length of the Ancient Ostia Tour will be about 3 hours, and includes an excursion through the Archaeological Park with detailed insights into the places of interest.

The Tour does not include the payment of the tickets necessary to enter the Archaeological Park of Ancient Ostia.

Ancient Ostia, Ancient Ostia, Rome Guides
Ancient Ostia, Ancient Ostia, Rome Guides
Ancient Ostia, Ancient Ostia, Rome Guides
Ancient Ostia, Ancient Ostia, Rome Guides
Ancient Ostia, Ancient Ostia, Rome Guides

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