Ancient Ruins of Ostia Tour

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Tour description

The beautifully preserved ruins of Ostia Antica, Rome’s ancient seaport, lie twenty miles from the modern metropolis, in the meadows between the Tiber River and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Founded, probably in the 4th century BC, as a military colony to guard the river mouth against seaborne invasions, Ostia served as a busy commercial port when Rome controlled all the Mediterranean in the 2nd century BC.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Ostia Antica, Province of Rome, LazioOstia Antica is a large archaeological site, close to the modern town of Ostia, that is the location of the harbour city of ancient Rome, 15 miles (25 kilometres) southwest of Rome. "Ostia" (plur. of "ostium") is a derivation of "os", the Latin word for "mouth". At the mouth of the River Tiber, Ostia was Rome's seaport, but due to silting the site now lies 3 kilometres (2 miles) from the sea.[2] The site is noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes and impressive mosaicsDuration: 3 hours

What's included

  • English Speaking Driver
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Duration 5 hours total
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer Rome Ostia
  • Transport by private vehicle

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Airport-Port pick up drop off
  • Other Destinations
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica