Ancient Ostia Tour – Ostia Antica excavations guided private tours to discover the port of Rome pick-up service and private guide and tickets
Ancient Ostia Tour – Ostia Antica excavations are situated at the mouth of the Tiber river in the Mediterranean. Visit this maritime port of ancient Rome only rediscovered in the 19th century. Ostia was founded probably in the 7th century BC for salt extraction, but later it became a military and naval port, protecting the access to Rome from invaders. With Rome’s growing power, it turned into a thriving commercial port, which for centuries received grains, luxurious goods, spices, and innumerable wild animals from Africa and Asia.
It suddenly became a ghost town when an epochal flood changed the course of the Tiber. With intriguing and entertaining explanations recounted by your guide, you will experience during Ancient Ostia Private Tour how life was in this ancient sea-port.
HIGHLIGHTS ANCIENT OSTIA TOUR
Introduction to Ancient Ostia:
- Excavation sites
- Roman baths
- Mosaic floors
- Frescoed walls And many more
The meeting point can be at your hotel or any other previously agreed spot in Rome. Tours are held at a pre-arranged date and time.
***IMPORTANT: Pre-booking required. The tour is done by limousine with air conditioning up to 3 passengers plus guide and driver. Over 3 passengers, a minivan will be used.