Marisa Ficorella, Archaeologist and Qualified Guide

Visiting Ancient Ostia is a perfect daytrip from Rome: easy to reach by train and not very crowded.
This site is essential to understand the daily life in the Roman Empire.
The city was the harbour of Rome on the Tyrrhenian Sea, and was the center of Roman trades.
With the fall of the Roman Empire, the city was slowly abandoned due to the threat of repeated invasions and the decline of the commerce.

In addition natural disasters (floods) changed very much the area: Ostia has been covered and forgotten till the 1938.
Walking on the main street you'll admire mosaics, thermal baths, theater, ancient "public toilets", apartment buildings, bars.
If you love Archaeology, dont' miss the chance to visit this site.

IMPORTANT
Ancient Ostia is 30 km far from Rome.
We'll reach the site with a local train Roma-Lido, at the cost of 1. 50€ per ride.


TIPS for a perfect visit:
- Wear comfortably shoes: the floor is bumpy
- Bring a bottle of water

10. Daytrip to Ancient Ostia

Daytrip to Ancient Ostia by train from Rome. 
Visit of the archaeological park and ride back to Rome.

4 hours (tour+train ride)  
Timing might vary according to the train schedule.

200€ (price per group not per person)

8€ - admission tickets (not included)

RAIN POLICY: This tour is provided even in case of rain. We'll use umbrellas and raincoats.  Tour is totally outdoor. 

At the entrance of the train station "Porta San Paolo", we'll take the train together (Roma-Lido railway). Details will be provided at the moment of the booking.