The car will pick you up at your hotel, and transfer you to Ostia Antica, about 40 minutes from Rome.
This is a 6-hour private car and walking tour through the archeological site of the Roman harbor city developed during the Imperial Age. The Latin name Ostium means 'mouth of the river', and therefore indicates its position along the Tiber River. It was founded as a military colony to guard the Tiber's mouth against seaborne invasions.
Ostia was officially founded during the Monarchy, and later became the official harbor of the city of Rome. It evolved into a flourishing trade and business center that further developed throughout the following centuries. Since virtually all imports reached the capital via the Tiber River, Ostia gained prominence as the domestic landing for cargo boats. Ostia now covers more than 10,000 square acres, surrounding a main street that runs for more than one mile. It is still easy to imagine the local shepherds who for centuries sheltered their animals among the ruins. You will see ancient apartment buildings, taverns, baths, temples, laundry shops, grocery shops, an amphitheater and stunning mosaics, many that are still intact.
The remains that have been discovered are exhibited in the nearby Ostiense Museum. On display are some of the ancient sculptures, mosaics and objects belonging to the pagan cult of Mithra. It was very popular in Imperial Rome and its members worshiped Mithras, the Invincible Sun God.
On your return to Rome, we'll drive to the district of E.U.R., the Esposizione Universale di Roma, for a guided visit of the buildings and urban spaces. This was the area that Mussolini began building before World War II to exemplify how architecture could transmit the ideology of Fascism. Although it was not completed, there are many impressive buildings and interesting museums at this site.
For anyone with an interest in Rome's Ancient Period or in comparative architecture, this unique tour is guaranteed to fascinate.

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  Participants information

tour category: Van and English speaking driver

tour availability : everyday

tour duration : 5 hours

pick up time: 9.00am

participants meeting place
: hotel lobby

tour cost: per party of up to 6 people: Euros 240

licensed guide: available upon request

Lunch time: available upon request

entrance tickets: Ostia antica
 
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