Ostia archaeology walking tour

Discover Secrets from the Past on this Ostia Antica Walking Tour

Type: Small group tour (private options available)
Duration: 5 hours
Availability: Daily, except national holidays
Special information: We recommend comfortable footwear


Immerse yourself in history with this Ostia archaeology walking tour

Ostia Antica is a secret ancient port in Lazio that was lost beneath a river of mud and lay undiscovered for many years. The mud perfectly preserved the port and, today, it features some of the best examples of ancient Roman life, including intact buildings, beautiful mosaics and the oldest synagogue in Europe.

This walking tour of Ostia Antica is the perfect treat for anyone interested in Roman history, or those that simply want to learn more about Italy's intriguing past. It can easily be included in a customised Rome city break or multi-centre holiday, as well as a holiday package based in Ostia.


Tour itinerary

This half-day tour of Ostia Antica sets a historic background to the beautifully preserved ruins of Ostia on the outskirts of Rome and include some of the best examples of Roman baths, as well as a large amphitheater and several Mithraic temples. During the walking tour, your professional guide will highlight through stories and anecdotes the daily life of regular, working-class Romans and you will spend time in the market area, where you can learn more about the economy of the empire. You will also spend time in the insulae (apartment houses) that characterize Ostia and even visit an ancient bakery and fast-food restaurant.

If you have booked a Rome or Ostia holiday package with us and would like to add this tour to your package, or you would like us to arrange any customised package or tour for you, please call one of our dedicated team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 1-347-594-5500, or Click here to send us an enquiry.