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Roman Ruins Away from the Crowds

Relive the Roman past with a visit to this overlooked archeological site.

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About This Experience

While the ruins of the Roman Forum and Colosseum are impressive, there are many lesser-known archeological sites where Roman history comes alive (and with fewer crowds)! On this walking tour with our local friend, Chiara, you’ll explore the fascinating ruins of Ostia Antica. This archeological site is larger and richer in remains than Pompei– it was an actual city, the harbour of Rome, for 500 years. It features temples, thermal baths, rich villas with frescoes and mosaics, shops and restaurants, a big necropolis and one of the most well preserved Roman theaters in Europe still used today. After gaining a deeper understanding of what everyday life might have been like here, you’ll head to the medieval “Borghetto”, or “little village”. This medieval village has a unique charm and dates back to the 9th century. Don’t miss the perfectly preserved castle!

Next, relax and refresh with an aperitivo with your friendly guide, Chiara. After some friendly conversation, you’ll be walked back to the station to return to Rome.

Local Experience

Central Italy


4 Hours

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  • Explore fascinating Roman architecture in an archeological site overlooked by tourists.

  • Imagine everyday life in ancient times while visiting temples, thermal baths, villas and more.

  • Visit a village from the 9th century with your friendly local guide.

  • Ask more questions and chat with your guide over an aperitivo.


  • Private tour of an archeological site with English-speaking guide

  • Visit to the medieval village with English-speaking guide

  • Aperitivo with your friendly guide


  • Entrance fee to Ostia Antica (around €18 per person, subject to change, can be purchased on site)

  • Transportation to/from meeting point (Train tickets approx. €1.50 per ride per person, subject to change)

  •  Optional tips for your guide

  • Anything not mentioned in "Included"

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