Morning
Time
4 hours
Duration
Ostia
Location
Apr-Oct
Dates
  1. On Ostia Antica Tour:
    Ostia Antica

From 1 April to 31 October: Friday and Sunday
Time: morning
Duration: about 4 hours

Minimum 6 people

Situated amongst cypress and Mediterranean pine trees, the ruins of the port of ancient Rome reveal more than any other monument in the capital, what everyday life must have been like in ancient times.
Leaving Rome and following the road leading to the sea, Via del Mare, it takes about 30 minutes to reach Ostia, the Roman city of the Imperial age. Its Latin name ‘Ostium’ means ‘mouth of the river’, reflecting its position along the Tiber River. Ostia was founded around the 4th century BC by King Anco Marzio and became the harbor of Rome around which, throughout the following centuries, Ostia developed into a flourishing trade and business centre. Following the Barbarian invasions, the decline of Ostia began when the port was abandoned and became silted up. The archaeolgical excavations undertaken at the beginning of the 19th century have brought the ancient city back to light, a rare witness to 900 years of Roman civilization. During your walk through the ruins, your guide will tell you about the cultural and social life of this interesting commercial settlement. Your visit to Ostia Antica itself starts at ‘Via delle Tombe’ which leads to the ‘Porta Romana’, one of the city’s three gates. This is the beginning of the ‘Decumanus Maximus’, the main thoroughfare that crosses the city from northeast to southwest.
Then you will arrive at the ‘Terme di Nettuno’ where you can admire the beautiful black and white mosaics representing Neptune and Amphitrite, the Theatre built by Agrippa and the Forum which formed the centre of the city. Here you will discover the principle public buildings, ‘Il Capitolium’ and the temple of Rome and Augustus, the Basilica and the large thermal baths. Near the forum square you will also find the House of Diana and the ‘Thermopolium’ an ancient Roman bar with a marble counter and a fresco depicting the fruit and foodstuffs that were sold there. At the end of Via dei Dipinti, the Museo Ostiense displays some of the ancient sculptures and mosaics found among the ruins.

LOCATION OF START / RETURN GREEN LINE TOURS – Booking Stazione Termini
Via Giovanni Amendola, 32 Roma
PICK UP TIME 8:00
(From Hotel 6:45/7:45)
RETURN TIME About 12:00
PRICE € 60,00
CLOTHING For safety reasons, you are permitted only medium and small backpacks. Nor are you allowed to carry large backpacks, camping gear, bulky bags, luggage or liquids.
INCLUDED
Pick-up at your accommodation location, if within the Aurelian Walls. Is your hotel inside the Aurelian Walls? FIND OUT HERE.
Bus ride
Local guide
Ostia Antica excavation admission ticket
Earphones
NOT INCLUDED
Drop off at the hotel

The tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties.

Pick-up service
Pick-up at your accommodation location, if within the Aurelian Walls. Is your hotel inside the Aurelian Walls? FIND OUT HERE.
If your B&B does not have a reception, please leave a telephone number while booking.
To ensure the on-schedule departure of the tour, all travelers need to wait for the pick-up service outside the accommodation location.

On the way back the bus will make stops at: Lungo Tevere Marzio, Piazza dei Tribunali/Zanardelli, Via Bissolati, Termini Station – GLT Terminal.


VIA GIOVANNI AMENDOLA 32

GLT Terminal

ANCIENT OSTIA

The archaeolgical excavations of Ancient Ostia

TERME DI NETTUNO

The famous mosaics of Neptune and Amphitrite
Theater built by Agrippa
Forum
The Capitolium, the Temple of Rome and Augusto, the Basilica and the large Thermal baths of the Forum
Museo Ostiense

WAY BACK

The bus will stop at:

VIA DEL TEATRO MARCELLO
PORTA MAGGIORE
LARGO DEL TRITONE
PIAZZA BARBERINI
PIAZZA CAVOUR
PIAZZA DELLA REPUBBLICA
PIAZZA INDIPENDENZA (Termini Station)

VIA GIOVANNI AMENDOLA 32

GLT Terminal

GREEN LINE TOURS Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM