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Relive the Ancient Ostia: Private Half-Day Tour from Rome
"Relive the glory of Ancient Rome with us on a guided visit to Ostia Antica! Visit this oncelively harbor town founded in the 4th century BC. Ancient Ostia is commonly referred to as “The Better Pompeii” due to the astonishing preservation ofits buildings baths apartments groceries and theatres and their present condition so strikingly exceeds that of the Roman Forum Imperial Forum and Pompeii that it seems a misnomer to call them ‘ruins’. Here it’s easy to let your imagination fly and feel like you’ve been transported back in time in this once bustling Roman harbor town the isolated ruins reveal no sign of the modern world so you’ll have a tr the Decumanus Maximus
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Ancient Ostia Half-Day Tour from Rome
"Begin your tour once you meet your guide and group at the predetermined departure point then begin your journey. Far from the hustle and bustle of central Rome Ostia Antica offers splendid examples of Roman architecture. Upon your arrival in the Roman seaport of Ostia Antica explore the ruins with your guide. Take a peek inside of the Necropolis the cemetery of this ancient city. Then sit on the seats of the amphitheater as the Romans did when they were ready to bear witness to entertainment. Hear how Ostia became more autonomous towards the end of the Roman Republic
From EUR35.00
 
Relive the Ancient Ostia: Half-Day Tour from Rome
"Ancient Ostia is commonly referred to as “The Better Pompeii” due to the astonishing preservation of its buildings. You will stroll through ancient taverns baths apartments groceries and theatres and their present condition so strikingly exceeds that of the Roman Forum Imperial Forum and Pompeii that it seems a misnomer to call them ‘ruins’.Here it’s easy to let your imagination fly and feel like you’ve been transported back in time in this once bustling Roman harbor town the isolated ruins reveal no sign of the modern world so you’ll ha the Decumanus Maximus
From EUR129.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Ostia Antica

Hidden treasures.

Ostia is so vast that it simply wouldn't be possible to remove all the artefacts discovered during excavations off the site and into the safety of museums, especially if those artefacts are badly...
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leics
Mar 20, 2016

Central heating.

Explore some of the houses and you may see the remains of their central heating system of underfloor heating and box tiles to carry warm air through the walls.The Romans were pretty good at this sort...
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leics
Mar 20, 2016

Terme del Foro

You can go beneath the baths into the small and winding dungeons, where the heating system and water retention has been. It's not really spooky, but not really canny either.but remember: don't go...
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sinoda
Jan 06, 2005

Please don't use these

This has been a public toilet facility (latrine). People were sitting close to each other on maybe marble desks with holes in them. Beneath there must have been water running to dispose the...
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sinoda
Jan 06, 2005

Residence outside Ostia Antic Piazza

If you venture to Ostia Antica to see the ruins - you could park up toward the town Piazza and see the local people and their homes. It is just a short walk to the ruins.
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icunme
Mar 16, 2006
 
 
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Piazza della Rocca, 18-19, Ostia Antica, Ostia Antica, Lazio, 00119, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Ostia Antica

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Don't underestimate the size of Ostia, nor how much it will contain to interest you. It would be very easy indeed to spend all day exploring and still not see everything which has been excavated....
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Mosaics

“Supplies of food were brought up from Ostia and the neighboring towns, and the price of corn was reduced to three sesterces a peck.” — Cornelius Tacitus (AD 55-177) Ancient Roman historian STRICTLY...
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Museum

Ostia's small, cool and well-displayed museum has only a selection of the many sculptures and carved stones found on site. Most are in other museums elsewhere, along with other artefacts, either on...
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Theatre

You'll come across Ostia's theatre as you walk along the Via Ostiensis from the main entrance. The road, by then, is called the Via Decumanus. The theatre is the only building in the excavations...
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Garden Houses - Case a Giardino

It is easy to accurately date the large-ish development known as 'Case a Giardino' (the garden houses) because bricks have been found date-stamped 123-125AD/CE. Under Emperor Hadrian, between...
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Fishmongers - Taberne dei Pescivendoli

These two fishmonger shops are set on what must have been a very busy intersection between the Decumanus Maximus and the Via Delle Foce (modern name). The two shops date from the first half of the...
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Top 5 Ostia Antica Writers

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leics

"Walking into the past........"
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icunme

"Let's move to Ostia - Ostia ANTICA !!"
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iandsmith

"Better than Pompeii?"
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lina112

"HALF DAY ON OSTIA ANTICA"
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von.otter

"Landscape + Ruins : A Beautiful Combination"
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