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Ancient Ostia Private Tour Led By An Archaeologist

Ancient Ostia Private Tour Led By An Archaeologist

By Archaeology in Rome
Escape the crowd of tourists of Rome and explore the ruins of Ostia Antica, one of the most interesting and beautiful sights near Rome! The archaeological site of Ostia Antica it's only 35 minute train ride from Rome. Like Pompei and Hercolaneum, it is the best preserved example of Roman town. Also known as the "Pompei of Rome", Ostia Antica is a real gem off the beaten path, where you can really explore, walk through the ancient streets, sit in the theater, go inside temples, baths, in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a unique wonderful experience with an expert archaeologist and learn about this amazing ancient city.
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Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English, Italian

  • Admission tickets
  • Train ticket to and from Rome
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica

  • Porta S. Paolo, 00153 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
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    • Archaeology in Rome
      Rome, Lazio, Italy
      Joined in July 2014
    • magnolaube
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      Brilliant. Worth every penny.
      You may be wondering: Is this tour worth its price? Every single penny! It is AMAZING! Francesca is SO knowledgeable. She answered all my questions (they were many 😬) and she patiently waited for our pictures and so that I could buy souveniers at the book store. She actually worked in excavations at the Forum! If that's not cool I don't know what is. We had booked just for the Coliseum and the Roman Forum but Francesca also included the Palatine Hill. How cool and kind is that? The route she chose, going first up the hill, then the forum, and finishing with the Coliseum was Perfect. Especially because today (20/07/2023) was an extremely hot day, hitting 41⁰ Celsius. So we did the parts with no shade, and went to the Coliseum after. I mentioned to Francesca that I love the movie Gladiator. So when we were at the bottom of the Coliseum she asked me again. "How many times have you watched Gladiator?" And when I replied more than 30 times she said. "So you will like to see this" and pointed out the gate where emperor Commodus used to come out to fight in the games on the Coliseum. She even showed us the pictures of Commodus and how the hallway used to be when he used it. It was a surreal moment for me. Thank you very much Francesca. See you soon in your Ostia Antica tour.
      Written July 20, 2023
    • Jet68374176305
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      Delighted with Francesca!
      Francesca was highly recommended to us by a friend and we were delighted to have her as our guide for both the Vatican and Colosseum (2 separate days). I cannot imagine going through either site without a guide. As an archeologist who actually excavated part of the Roman Forum, Francesca is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her work. On a personal note, Francesca is warm and a delight to work with. We will be highly recommending her to family and friends, and would not hesitate to use her services again when we return to Rome.
      Written April 10, 2023
    • Mblue7007
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      Best guide ever
      We have toured several times with Francesca, including the Colosseum and Forum, Ostia Antica, and the Vatican at night. She doesn’t just know history; as an archaeologist, she really understands it. And she’s a great teacher, so her clients really learn while having fun. My kids are spoiled enough not to want to come to Rome with spending a day with her. She’s awesome!
      Written June 18, 2022
    • SMA1126
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      Excellent Walking Tour of Rome
      Francesca met us at our AIRBNB and we began our walking tour of Rome. We saw most all of the major sights and she was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our time with her and it was well worth the cost.
      Written June 5, 2022
    • summeranne13
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      We loved our tour with Francesca - she did an outstanding job guiding us through the Colosseum and Roman Forum - keeping it interesting and engaging for my son. She was very accommodating and helpful in our planning of our time in Rome. We would definately book Francesca again on our next trip.
      Written March 26, 2022
    • GerryRoux
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      Great experience!
      This was our 2nd time in Rome, the 1st was without a guide. We are so happy we booked with Archaeology in Rome (tour guide is Francesca). Her knowledge is outstanding, bringing history to life with her archaeological expertise. As important, she loves Rome, and she showed it off with pride. We got more than we expected. We expected the Coliseum, Forum and St. Clemente. We also visited the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Fountain of Four Rivers. To top it off, she walked us back to our hotel so we would not get lost! Great host!
      Written October 17, 2021
    • F2170PTmichaeld
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      Vatican and colosseum tour
      Traveling with a large group of 12. Francesca came recommended and exceeded expectations. She had a wealth of knowledge about both sites (Vatican and Colosseum) and kept our large group engaged. Both tours lasted about three hours which went by fast and was an appropriate length of time. I am so glad we booked as touring these sites without a guide would really diminish the experience. Her background as an archeologist separates her from the typical guide. Would highly recommend.
      Written December 7, 2019
    • kdistler2019
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      Great tour!!
      We recently booked Francesca during our trip to Rome. My mother and I couldn’t have been more pleased! It was by far one of the best experiences of our trip. Francesca is very knowledgeable and was able to navigate through the hustle and bustle of the Colosseum and the Vatican very easily! We would have been lost without her! She took us to a great place for lunch and introduced us to a few Italian favorite appetizers! Our day with Francesca was an amazing experience!
      Written October 21, 2019
    • 613darleneg
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      Best Way to Tour
      We were able to see all the sights we wanted to in 2 days with Francesca. She is so informative, knowledgeable and friendly. We went on an evening walking tour including Trevi Fountain and Collesium and day tour to Vatican Museum, Sistene Chapel and St. Peter’s Bassilica. Francesca navigates the hustle and bustle effortlessly. Highly recommend it.
      Written October 13, 2019
    • Anny218
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      Fantastic tours@
      Francesca was our tour guide to several attractions in Rome and she was absolutely fantastic. One of my favorite tours was of San Clemente Church which isn't as well known as the Vatican or the Forum but is very interesting. Francesca was very knowledgeable and did a great job explaining the historical significance of various aspects of the site. Even though she has a background in archeology she also has an excellent understanding and knowledge of art and explained many of the pieces we saw in much greater detail than I expected. Additionally she was great at getting us into the various sites quickly and knew where highlights were so we didn't burn out or get lost looking at random items which would be very easy to do. Even so when I asked where a particular scene was in the Sistine Chapel she knew exactly where to look. Francesca told us that two of her favorite sights are San Clemente and Ostia Antica (which is a little outside the city). Hopefully someday we will get back and if we do I'd love to book her for Ostia Antica! While I'm saving my pennies to return to Rome you can have a fun and educational tour with her.
      Written July 18, 2019
    • Barbara D
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      Vatican and Sistine Chapel
      This was our first trip to Rome and we were so glad to have planned ahead to have Francesca be our family's guide through the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. Francesca quickly got us where we needed to be once inside, thus avoiding lines and crowds. She filled us in on the history of the Sistine Chapel before we entered and we learned so much more than if we had participated in a large tour group. Francesca was also able to gain access for us to a side chapel in the Vatican which we most appreciated. We would not have had such a memorable experience if we had not had Francesca with us!
      Written July 14, 2019
    • Valerie P
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      Excellent Guide
      Francesca guided 4 tours for our small private group with excellent commentary on each tour. She is very personable and knows Rome. We were treated to many additional sites (off the beaten track) and many local treasures. We booked tours to the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, Ancient Rome-Colosseum & Palentin Hill, Evening Fountains & Squares and Neighborhood Food Tour. Each and every tour was interesting, informative & fun. You will not be disappointed with any tour you book with Francesca.
      Written July 7, 2019
    • Frank4415
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      Francesca was great. She is very knowledgeable, smart and fun. We used her 3 times on this trip. The Vatican, the Colosseum and the ancient city near Rome. Highly recommend her.
      Written June 30, 2019
    • Richard P
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      In Rome with Francesca
      We had a wonderful time and we were very well taken care of by Francesca. She arrange all tickets and transportation. Also her recomendation for Dinning were excellent . We had three days of touring but would have liked more. I certain you will like Francesca
      Written October 6, 2018
    • Elsie K
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      Rome Guide - Fabulous!!
      We were so fortunate to have Francesca for our guide in Rome. She led us for nine hours over three days. She is knowledgeable about architecture, art and archeology. We couldn’t have been more pleased. She was always prompt and was able to navigate us through the crowds. FIVE STARS. Every moment was enjoyable!!
      Written September 29, 2018
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