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Ancient Ostia - Rome



Ancient Ostia - Rome

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Skip the Line Ancient Ostia Small Group Tour - From 1st March to 31st October
Overview
Explore the Roman ruins of the former port city of Ancient Ostia in Rome. Learn about the excavations and hear how it served as the main harbor of the Roman Republic.
Description
Discover the remains of a unique city dating back to 640 BC on a a tour of Ostia from Rome. Ostia Antica served as the harbor city for Ancient Rome, and according to legend was built after Ancus Marcius destroyed Ficana to create a seaport on the River Tiber.
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, Ostia Antica offers splendid examples of Roman frescoes and mosaics. Learn 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.
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.
Highlights
• Explore the ruins of the seaport of Ostia Antica
• Look inside the Necropolis
• Sit on the seats of the amphitheatre
• Stroll down ancient roads to the House of Diana
• See the mosaics and frescoes on the Thermal Baths of Neptune
Meeting point
Piramid Station. Beside the entrance just in front of the Cafeteria
Starting time
English, German, French 8:30 am
Admission fees
€19 from 6 yo and more.

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