Ancient Roman Life & Ostia Antica Tour

Enjoy learning about Ancient Roman Life & the Ostia Antica. Step back in time with a privately-led guided visit to the Roman Empire’s best preserved town.

Ancient Roman Life & the Ostia Antica Tour

Enjoy a personalised exploration of Ostia.

Glory Days

During its glory days, the seaside town of Ostia was the capital’s primary naval base and a major commercial port. 

Abandoned for centuries

However, abandoned for centuries, it wasn’t until 19th-century excavations uncovered some of the best preserved ruins of the ancient world, which we can visit today in this picturesque and historic Italian town.

Highlights of the Private Ancient Roman Life & Ostia Antica Tour include:

  • Walk along the town’s two main streets with an expert guide
  • Explore the remains of shops and trading offices
  • See mosaic tiling, the Roman Baths of Neptune and a fascinating 20-hole public latrine across the way
  • Visit the House of Diana, the best preserved private residence in Ostia
  • Stop at a café with serving counter and shelving still intact
  • At the top end of town, discover Ostia’s monumental Imperial Forum
  • Visit the Capitolium, a grand temple from A.D. 120
  • Have a final stop at the Ostia Museum for a delightful look at some of Ostia’s finest statuary
  • Also see Ostia Antica, Necropolis, Republican Warehouses, Square of the Guilds, Theatre and Insula of the Thermopolium

Tour Details

The finer tour details :

Length: 4 hours

Includes: private tour in English with personal guide & driver

Excludes: entry fees to the archaeological sites (to be paid in cash on the day), optional gratuities

Weather: runs rain or shine

Please note: we are not able to provide car seats for small children

Meeting Point

We’ll confirm the meeting point with you after booking.


Knees and shoulders must be covered to enter the churches! Travelling in hot weather? Don’t worry, you can drape a shawl over your shoulders.

If you enjoyed your tour and would like to give your guide a token of appreciation, tips are happily accepted. When asked, the office staff recommends whatever amount you feel comfortable with giving.

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