From the Ostiense Train Station, in about half an hour train ride from Rome we'll reach Ancient Ostia, once the area of the salt mines, later the Port of Rome that, with Augustus, became a rich residential area. Here we'll visit this unique jewel with the best temples, roman houses, shops and mosaics you might have ever seen.
Kids will feel like "Indiana Jones" while having the opportunity of running safely in a beautiful green area without cars.
This Tour can operate EVERY DAY EXCEPT MONDAYS
Depending on the Hotel location either by taxi (not included) or by public transportation (tickets included) we'll reach the Ostiense Train Station
Once there we'll have a short walk around Gauis Caestius Pyramid and the Aurelian walls
This is a very peculiar place where are buried non-catholic people: some of the tombs are really works of art
Train will take us through the Roman Countryside very close to the entrance of the Ruins
Here we'll visit this unique Imperial jewel with the best temples, roman houses, shops and mosaics you might have ever seen:
- the local necropolis;
- the ancient city walls;
- a fullonica (place where they produced garments);
- the ancient Theater built by Ottaviano Augusto
- the Square of the Corporations (offices of Business and Trade Unions);
- a local ancient Restaurant (thermopolium)
- the archeological museum
- the Capitol Hill
- the Forum
And all kind of Deposits for grains, olive oils, wines: first of all this was the most important Port of Rome, then later became also a residential area
This train ride will take us to the modern district of Ostia, a pictoresque maritime village
Lunch or snacks time. Walk along the shore. Time for an ice-cream
Train now will take us back to Rome. Tour will end by the Ostiense Station. Guests will choose between using taxis (not included) or public transportation back to the Hotel or somewhere else
Ostiense Train Station
Guide fee, public transportation tickets (buses and trains); entrance fees to the Archeological site of Ostia Antica (Port of Ancient Ostia)
Taxis (if asked for); lunch; sandwiches; ice-cream; souvenir
For Tours outside Rome, example Wine Tours in Umbria or to the Alban Hills (Frascati, Castelgandolfo, etc) or Tour of Orvieto and Assisi, I can rent a car and be both driver and guide
Not operating on Mondays
Wear comfortable shoes. Check weather forecast: rain jackets on rainy days, sun glasses and hat on sunny days. Water always good
No, on mondays the site is closed
Using a weel chair inside the archeological area might be difficult
Yes, they'll have lot of fun!
Sergio took us on a comprehensive and intimate tour of the Forum and Colosseum. His plan included a visit to the beautiful house of Augustus and a visit to the area underneath the Colosseum where the gladiators and animals were kept. His knowledge of history and the enthusiasm with which he shared his passion for the city was the perfect start for our vacation. Even though I have studied Roman history, Sergio helped bring the jumble of facts in my head to life. He was a superb guide and a delight to spend the afternoon with -- he even sent us in the right direction to find a lovely lunch!
Hi guys, many thanks for this nice and very welcome evaluation. I look forward to meeting you again soon. Ciao Sergio
Amazing guide full of energy and wisdom. We were able to see all the requested locations in Rome and got to see the Independence Day Parade and Italy's President. Sergio took us to try the best Ice Creme ever, the pizza was amazing too. Thank you for everything Sergio.
Ciao Ali thanks for your nice words: it was a pleasure being with all of you: next time Iran! All my best Sergio
Sergio was a delight- punctual, charming and so knowledgable… he suggested the itinerary after I specified catacombs and thermal baths.. great way to travel in the city and he chose great traditional simple cafe for lunch which was excellent. Delightful man to chat to… easy company. Recommend highly
Ciao Virginia gracias… My pleasure being with the four of you. Hope we can meet again for some other tours: what about Vatican Museums? Ciao for now All my best Sergio
Great tour Sergio was great ,no wonder they call Him The professor
Ciao Fred, grazie Hope meeting you again soon All my best Sergio