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Ostia Antica – in 1 day

The site is noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes and impressive mosaics.

Ostia Antica – in 1 day

This private tour focuses on the importance of Ostia during the Roman empire. Ostia Antica is a large archaeological site, close to the modern suburb of Ostia (Rome). “Ostia” in Latin means “mouth”, indeed the city is located at the mouth of the River Tiber. It is located approximately 30 km in the northeast, and in ancient times it used to be the harbor of ancient Rome. How we said before, Ostia Antica was Rome’s seaport, but due to silting and a drop in sea level, the site now lies 3 km far from the sea. The site is noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes and impressive mosaics.

Ostia Antica is a large archaeological site, close to the modern suburb of Ostia (Rome). At the mouth of the River Tiber, Ostia was Rome’s seaport. It is noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes and impressive mosaics

As regards as its history, Ostia may have been Rome’s first colonia. An inscription says that Ostia was founded by Ancus Marcius, the semi-legendary fourth king of Rome, in the 7th century BC. The oldest archaeological remains so far discovered, date back to the 4th century BC. The most ancient buildings currently visible are from the 3rd century BC, notably the Castrum (military camp) and the Capitolium (temple of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva) that is subsequent to the former. The opus quadratum technique used to build the walls of the original Castrum at Ostia, provides important evidence for the building techniques that were employed in Roman urbanization during the period of the Middle Republic.

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Tour Details

  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • Start: 8:30 am
  • Pick Up Location: Hotel, B&B, others
  • Skip The Line: Included for 2 hours in Ostia
  • Official Tour Guide: Included
  • Ticket: Not Included. You'll buy it on the day of the tour. No Lines.
  • Trasportation: Includes Mercedes Minivan and knowledgeable Driver
  • Wheelchair Users: Not Allowed
  • Level of Activity (Day Trip): Moderate

Tour Locations

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Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica, RM, Italia