Not enough time to visit the ruins of Pompeii? Then book a tour of the ancient Roman port town of Ostia Antica, considered as important archeologically as Pompeii, but much less known and visited. Ostia Antica is a Roman town at hand to get an authentic look at daily life in the ancient world. Here the ruins are just as outstanding as Pompeii but the site is far less touristy and easier to reach. In short, this trip to Ostia Antica is a valuable alternative if you do not have the time to make a private tour from Rome to Pompeii.

Ostia Antica Rome tour is private, offering the personal attention required to experience one of the most important archaeological sites in the world at your own pace. Travel back through time. Learn why Ostia Antica is a Pompeii in miniature. You will be in the company of your own dedicated expert guide who brings this beautiful and evocative archaeological park canopied with Umbrella Pines and Cypresses to life. In addition, with comfortable, air-conditioned transport throughout, you can relax on the journey.

Experience an ancient world extraordinarily preserved over the ages. Archaeologists are still bringing new discoveries to light which bear testimony to a past that never ceases to amaze. Stroll through old paved streets just as the Romans did. See first-hand how daily life used to be 2000 years ago. Explore a real working city with its bars, blocks of flats, launderettes, thermal baths, lavatories, bakeries, shops, markets, temples, fire brigade quarters, and even a real latrine. Admire frescoes and mosaics. Understand why experts call this ancient Roman commercial town “The Better Pompeii”. Please let us know your requirements and details of your trip and we will let you know if we can offer you an Ostia Antica private tour especially designed to work around you. Inquiry for availability and pricing, we guarantee a quick, personalized response.

* Private Chauffeured Half-Day Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Local Guide
* Private Licensed Driver
* Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
* Scenic Drive
* Ostia Antica Excavations
* Best Photo Ops

Ostia Antica Rome tour is 100% private so ensures a personalized experience catered to your interests and activity level. Get the answers to the questions you are burning to ask from your expert local guide. Described as the Pompeii of Rome, this 2000-year-old Roman harbor city is an archaeologist’s dream. If you do not have time to travel to Pompeii, or if you are interested in visiting places in Rome that are off the beaten track Ostia Antica Rome tour should be on your bucket list.

The Roman port town of Ostia Antica is 400 years older than Pompeii. According to legend, the fourth king of Rome founded the city. Ostia Antica served as both a military camp to prevent invaders from sailing up the Tiber River to reach Rome and was the major commercial port for the city. Unlike Rome, Ostia was inhabited until the Middle Age leaving a well-maintained and extraordinary example of urban Roman life. The remaining structures are plenty and well preserved, giving visitors a comprehensive example of what life was like at the height of the Empire in a commercial town.

In Ostia Antica, you will see the remarkable remains of a city from the 1st and 2nd centuries AD that was completely covered by sand due to its proximity to the ocean, and thus was remarkably preserved. Surviving remains date back as far as the 4th century BC and by the 3rd century BC, Ostia was a very important port town, naval base and commercial center for Rome, organizing and supplying vast amounts of food and merchandise to the capitol.

At this enormous site, you will see beautiful mosaic floors still in place at the many public baths and commercial trade centers, statues, temples, apartment buildings, cemeteries, a restaurant, and a beautifully preserved theater that is used even today for outdoor concerts.

Enjoy the scenic park, learn about the history of the area with your guide who will show you the highlights of this dense treasure trove of ancient life! Good walking shoes and comfortable clothes advised.

How it Works
Ostia Antica Rome tour is offered Tuesday through Sunday. During the booking process, you will be able to tell our Italian-based team when and what you would like to tour. You will also have the opportunity to tell us how we can customize the private tour for you and yours. With that, we will create the perfect travel experience for you. A private tour curated to your preferences.

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