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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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Real Ancient Rome Tour with Skip the Line Colosseum
"See the best of Ancient Rome and learn of the 3000 year history of the Eternal City. In the company of a guide who is an expert in history and archaeology you will visit sights such as the Colosseum Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. This tour begins with a visit to the most famous monument of Ancient Rome - the Colosseum. We take you inside skipping the long lines and explain the history of the arena and the events that took place here while you stand on the same spot as emperors
From EUR45.00
 
Skip the Line Real Vatican Tour
"Skip the long lines to visit the Vatican Museums Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica*. In the museums among the largest in the world your art-history expert local guide will introduce you to masterpieces of Medieval Renaissance and Baroque art and the sculptures of ancient Rome helping you to make sense of the sheer volume of paintings mosaics
From EUR49.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Ostia Antica

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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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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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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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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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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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Viale Dei Romagnoli 1041 A, Ostia Antica, Lazio, 00119, Italy
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Via Enrico Josi 5, Ostia Antica, 00124, Italy
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Piazza della Rocca, 18-19, Ostia Antica, Ostia Antica, Lazio, 00119, Italy
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Lungomare Paolo Toscanelli 160, Ostia Antica, 00122, Italy
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Via Gherardo 30, Ostia Antica, 00125, 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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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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Mosaics

At Ostia Antica there are the 'shops ' or offices where the shipping companies did business. The area is called The Corporations. From the mosaic floors you get an idea of where the companies ships...
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Necropolis

It was Roman custom to bury the dead, unless babies under 10 days old, outside the limits of any settlement. So in Ostia Antica, as in all other Roman settlements, tombs lined the roads into the town...
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Market Hall - Caseggiato del Larario

I was rather taken with this small courtyard area, dating from around 120AD/CE and surrounded by what were once shops and businesses. It gets its modern Italian name from the little shrine niche which...
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Baths of the Philosophers - Terme del Filosofo

This rather confusing set of baths, dating from the second half of the 200s AD/CE, covers quite a small area in a side-street running between the Decumanus and the Cardo Maximus. The eastern end of...
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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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