Ancient Ostia Half-Day Small Group Tour from Rome
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- Explore the ruins of the Roman seaport of Ostia Antica
- Look inside the Necropolis
- Sit on the seats of the amphitheatre, just as the Romans would have
- Stroll down ancient roads to the House of Diana
- See well-preserved mosaics and frescoes on the Thermal Baths of Neptune
The first settlement can be traced back to the beginning of the 4th century BC, immediately after the defeat of the Etruscan town of Veio. Situated on the right bank of the river, Veio fell to the Roman army in 396 BC. Ostia was the 1st Roman colony, and acquired a commercial function to supply Rome with food, especially wheat.
Far from the hustle and bustle of central Rome (but just a short Metro ride away), Ostia Antica offers splendid examples of Roman frescoes and mosaics. Hear how Ostia became more autonomous towards the end of the Roman Republic, when the city was surrounded by a new circle of walls, traditionally attributed to the time of Sulla, although recent studies suggest it was built in the mid 1st century BC on the initiative of Cicero.
See the remains in a small group for a more intimate experience, and better views of sites such as the amphitheater, old warehouses, and much more.
- Half-day guided tour
- Licensed guide
- Headsets to hear your guide at all times
- Entrance fees
- Metro tickets
- Food and drinks
- Pick-up and drop off
Meet by the cafeteria beside the entrance to Piramide Metro Station. Your guide will be holding a "Mea Tours" sign for ease of contact. Please be at the designed meeting point 15-20 minutes prior to the tour departure. Piramid Metro Station is on the Line B (Open in Google Maps)
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