Ancient Ostia Exclusive Boat River Cruise, Guided Tour and Tickets From To Rome

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  • 5 hr

Ancient Ostia River Cruise, Tour, and Tickets From/To Rome Once embarked, a cruise on the Tiber River of about 2 hours will begin. Navigating through the natural reserve that runs along this stretch of the river up to ancient Ostia, the Guide will entertain you by giving you information about this legendary river. You will arrive at the private dock and, divided into groups (max of 25 people), after a short break to get something to eat and to use the toilet, the 2 hours guided tour will begin. The Guide will tell you about many curiosities, and you will see countless monuments. Wandering through alleys, streets, and squares, you will enter the "Thermopolium," a Roman restaurant, the "Fullonica, "an old laundry. Continue along the main artery, and visit the Baths of Neptune with its beautiful mosaics, the ancient theater from where there is a 360-degree view of Ostia. In the end, you can admire countless mausoleums arranged on the ancient Via Ostiense. End of the tour back to Rome.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Vatican Guided Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Fiume Tevere

Once embarked, a cruise on the Tiber River will begin, navigating through the natural reserve rich in flora and fauna that runs along this stretch of the river up to its mouth. After about 2 hours of navigation, which you can spend on the open deck or, in case of rain, on the covered deck, during which you can enjoy the luxuriant nature and our Guide on board will entertain you by giving you information on the history of this legendary river, you will arrive to the private dock of the Ostia Antica excavation park, where once divided into groups of up to 25 people, the visit of this great archaeological area will begin. The Tiber Italian: Tevere is the third-longest river in Italy and the longest in Central Italy, rising in the Apennine Mountains in Emilia-Romagna and flowing 406 km (252 mi) through Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio, where it is joined by the River Aniene, to the Tyrrhenian Sea, between Ostia and Fiumicino. It drains a basin estimated at 17,375 km2 (6,709 sq mi).

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica is a large archaeological located in the harbor city of ancient Rome, 25 kilometers (15 miles) southwest of Rome. Ostia (the plural of ostium) derives from Latin os 'mouth'. At the mouth of the Tiber River, Ostia was Rome's seaport, but due to silting, the site now lies 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the sea.[2] The site is noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes, and impressive mosaics. Ostia may have been Rome's first Colonia. According to legend, Ancus Marcius, the fourth king of Rome, was the first to destroy Ficana. This town was only 17 km (11mi) from Rome and had a small harbor on the Tiber, and then proceeded with establishing the new colony 10 km (6 mi) further west and closer to the sea coast. An inscription seems to confirm the establishment of the old castrum of Ostia in the 7th century BC. The oldest archaeological remains discovered date back to only the 4th century BC. The are many ancient buildings currently visible.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica

During the guided tour lasting about 2 hours, the Guide will tell you many anecdotes and curiosities concerning the uses and customs of the ancient Romans and walking on the Roman pavement of the ancient Via Ostiense. You will be able to admire the ruins of countless monuments. Walking along the main artery of Ostia, the Decumanus Maximus, you will visit the Baths of Neptune with its beautiful mosaics from the 2nd century AD, the Roman theater from the 1st century AD, which could accommodate up to 2500 people and from whose top you can have a 360-degree view of the whole city.

Duration: 2 hour
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