Ostia Antica The Hidden City

Rom, Italien

Upplevelse under ledning av Michael

  1. 3,5 timmar
  2. Hålls på Engelska
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Vad du kommer att göra

Ostia Antica is a stunningly preserved ancient Roman city—one of the best in Italy. During our time together, I will bring the ancient city to life as we pick our way through 2000-year-old apartment complexes, visit a bygone restaurant, and learn about bizarre religious cults.
Why Ostia Antica instead of Pompeii? There are three reasons, 1) Ostia it's much closer and easier to visit (25-minute train ride); 2) Ostia is a better example of a real, working class town than Pompeii; 3) visiting Ostia has a lower carbon footprint than visiting Pompeii, and given the crowds at the latter and general "undiscovered" feeling of the former, it's a more enjoyable, enriching experience.
We begin our Ostia Antica Tour in Rome, at Piramide Metro B station, with a short 25 minutes train ride toward the Mediterranean sea. Along the way, I will discuss the regional geography of the area, Ostia's role as Rome's port, and the historic background leading up to the town's rise in the Imperial era. On site, we will spend 2,5 hours combing through the ruins, which include some of the best examples of baths, a fantastic amphitheater, and several Mithraic temples, not to mention a forum with temples.
Tickets not included please see notes
Other things to note
Train ticket costs 1,5 € one way. Train ride is less than 30 minutes. Entrance fee to the park is 12€ (under 18 is free, ID required).
Ostia Antica is a stunningly preserved ancient Roman city—one of the best in Italy. During our time together, I will bring the ancient city to life as we pick our way through 2000-year-old apartment complexes, visit a bygone restaurant, and learn about bizarre religious cults.
Why Ostia Antica instead of Pompeii? There are three reasons, 1) Ostia it's much closer and easier to visit (25-minute train ride); 2) Ostia is a better example of a r…

Möt din värd, Michael

Värd på Airbnb sedan 2014
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I am an American living in Rome, Italy for over fifteen years. Married to an Italian, I Graduated from The American University of Rome. Working as a tour guide in and around Rome. I have a passion for history, travel and Italian Cuisine. Laughter is the key ingredient to a fulfilling life and humor is big part of what I bring to every experience. Master storyteller, my tours tend to be humorous bordering on Blasphemous. I focus on the stories behind the art, artist, architecture and Archaeology. Lets face it, nobody remembers all the the names and dates. They remember the Stories
I am an American living in Rome, Italy for over fifteen years. Married to an Italian, I Graduated from The American University of Rome. Working as a tour guide in and around Rome. I have a passion for history, travel and Italian Cuisine. Laughter is the key ingredient to a fulfilling life and humor is big part of what I bring to every experience. Master storyteller, my tours tend to be humorous bordering on Blasphemous. I focus on the stories behind the art, artist, architecture and Archaeology.…
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We will visit the amazing archaeological site of the ancient Roman port town of Ostia Antica. Walk along original Roman roads, stroll through the bath houses with beautifully intact mosaics and explore underneath where the slaves stoked the fires. Stand on the stage of the Amphitheater. Enter the Taverns, The Brothels, the grain storage, the mills and bakery all waiting to be brought to life on this off the beaten path, hidden gems tour.

Betyg 5,0 av 5 efter 33 omdömen.

Ashley
december 2019
We had the pleasure to partake in Mike's Ostia Antica tour. We thoroughly enjoyed his sense of humour and his style of storytelling. I would highly recommend Mike's tours to fellow travellers to Rome.
Lynn
december 2019
Michael was an excellent guide and story teller and we particularly enjoyed his humour. He met us at the train station on the journey to Ostia Antica and regaled us with the history of Rome from the very start. Our 4 children aged 10-18 all enjoyed the tour very much and remember many of the stories and facts because of the way Michael presented it. If not for a special tour like this, the archeological site of Ostia Antica would have been just a pile of stones to the kids. Michael now made them remember the history of Rome as a lasagne - layers upon layers of civilisation. What a delightful story teller Michael is. Highly recommended.
Irene
september 2019
My husband & I enjoyed our tour of Ostia Antica with Mike. He made the ancient town come to life with his story telling. He took time to answer questions & had us laughing with his jokes. We enjoyed this tour so much with him today that we booked a different tour with him for tomorrow.
Angel
september 2019
Whew! Where to beigin? First of all, my aunt and I were debating whether to do this experience or visit Pompeii and I’m glad we chose Ostia Antica! It wasn’t crowded, I felt like I could really explore the site, and it wasn’t an all-day excursion. Micheal is an amazing guide and his wit and humor really made it enjoyable! He made me feel like I could banter with him and we cracked jokes all morning which was great. 10/10 would recommend
Stephanie
september 2019
If you like a good sense of humor tour with Mike! Ostia Antica was our second tour with him. The tour is very unique just because of how many preserved Roman buildings you learn about, how ancient Romans lived and it’s not crowded! Highly recommend
Laura
september 2019
This was our third tour with Mike in a week and he certainly lived up to the crazy and funny way he put over the history of Rome. Luckily for my husband and I, we was the only ones doing the Ostia Antica tour and so it felt like our own private tour, we highly recommend this Tour, Ostia Antica was amazing but also because Mike was great. Thanks again Mike and hopefully we will see you again next year

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Gästkrav

Gäster som är 2 år eller äldre kan delta, upp till 10 gäster totalt. Föräldrar kan också ta med barn under 2 år.
Alla deltagare måste bära munskydd och utöva social distansering.

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Jacket in the winter
Hat and sun screen in the summer
Bottle of water
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

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