Ancient Ostia (Ostia Antica)
Ancient Ostia (Ostia Antica)
Ancient Ostia (Ostia Antica)

Ancient Ostia (Ostia Antica) Tours and Tickets

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Ancient Ostia (Ostia Antica), one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in Italy, was once a thriving port city of roughly 100,000 inhabitants conquered by Rome. As the Roman empire expanded, its capital city needed a larger port, and Ostia was eventually abandoned and buried under silt as the course of the Tiber River changed. This layer of mud protected the ancient Roman town from the ravages of time. It is considered by some to be the “better Pompeii."

  • Open Tues - Sun 8:30am - 4:30pm and from 6pm-7pm
  • Viale dei Romagnoli 717, Rome, 00119

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managejeffk, Nov 2023
Great 1/2 day excursion from Rome
Ostia Antica is great - a bit of a secret that is getting more popular. A short trip by train. Doing it with a guide makes a big difference. Lots to take in so the context and detail matters. Hannah was excellent. Do not hesitate to book. Worth it! And much easier from Rome than Pompeii.
ricj72, Nov 2023
Excellent Ostia Tour with Andy
The Ostia Antica tour with Andy was very memorable. He did a great job of providing information and injecting his discourse with humor. He pointed out several notable areas of this city and gave an excellent insight into ancient Roman life and history. You do have to pay for your own train ride and admission, and that was the one thing we thought might be a bit much considering the price of the tour, but we still enjoyed every minute.
William_L, Nov 2023
great venue, knowledgeable guide.
the guide was personable and very knowledgeable and the venue was very attractive. packed with history, unique.
Charles_R, Nov 2023
Ancient Ostia Anteca - Don’t miss out
The tour was absolutely awesome. Ostia Antica is a hidden gem around Rome and Angela, our tour guide, gave us a vision of what it would be like living in the past during when Ostia Antica flourished! The City of Rome has so much history to explore, though if you miss out on this look into the past Roman Empire life, I believe it would be a mistake. We originally became interested by watching Rick Steves recommendations and it far exceeded our expectations!
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Q:What are Ancient Ostia (Ostia Antica) hours of operation?
Ancient Ostia (Ostia Antica) hours of operation: Open Tues - Sun 8:30am - 4:30pm and from 6pm-7pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.