Ostia Antica archeological park & Borghetto experience + aperitivo
Ostia Antica archeological park & Borghetto experience + aperitivo
DURATION: 3,5 hours
SUMMER SEASON (Jun 1 – Sep 30): 9.30am (Thursday and Saturday), 4pm (Tuesday)
WINTER SEASON (Oct 1 – May 31): 10am (Thursday and Saturday), 2pm (Tuesday)
FREQUENCY: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
MEETING POINT: Ostia Antica Railway Station (Roma Lido line)
A 3.5-hour nice and chatty walking tour through the Ostia Antica archeological site and the Borghetto that is just in front of the park: a medieval citadel surrounded by 9th century walls and a 15th century castle with its perfectly preserved round tower. A real italian aperitivo with a Spritz or a glass of wine or a beer or a soda and a platter with cheese, cold cuts, frittata and different kind of vegetables is included in this unique experience!
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- Reviews (8)
Ostia Antica & Borghetto Experience Highlights
Ostia Antica & Borghetto Experience Inclusions
Ostia Antica & Borghetto Experience Exclusions
The walking tour starts at the train station and takes you to and through the archeological park where you will enjoy a 2 hours itinerary that shows the site’s most relevant places.
Then the walking tour takes you to and through the Borghetto: a perfectly preserved medieval village, dating back to the 9th century a.D, and its unique charm.
After a light stroll and lot of pictures we’ll enjoy a real italian aperitivo inside the Borghetto with a Spritz or a glass of wine or a beer or a soda and a platter with cheese, cold cuts, frittata and different kind of vegetables. After aperitivo we will take you back to the train staion. An experience with locals from meeting to farewell.
Meet & Greet
We’ll meet you at “Ostia Antica” railway station (Roma Lido line) and walk you (5 minutes) to the entrance of “Ostia Antica archeological park”.
Visit of Archeological Park
We’ll walk you, for about two hours, through the archeological site: the once biggest river port of the Roman Republic first and empire then, a walk that will show you the complexity of a commercial city founded by king “Anco Marzio” and flourished until the very last days of the Empire.
Walk To & Through the Borghetto
We’ll walk you to and through the Borghetto: we pass the arched wall entrance and enter the unique and quiet setting of the medieval village and its perfectly preserved “Pope Giulio II Castle”.
After aperitivo we’ll walk you to the railway station and bid goodbye till next time!
- Minimum age to participate is 14 years of age
- Customers under the age of 14 cannot participate in this experience
- We recommend comfortable shoes.
- We recommend you bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat from April to October
- All the itineraries can be slightly modified due to: road work, monuments improvements, very bad weather conditions, or any external condition that could affect the experience’s full enjoyment.
- Take the Metro Mare train from “Porta San Paolo” train station connected with “Piramide metro station”, get off at Ostia Antica train stop after 25 minutes.
- Adult pricing applies to all travellers
- Tour goes forward, rain or shine (unless there’s an “Official Severe Weather Alert” – in that case the tour will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund)
- No refund for cancellations made up to 7 days before the experience
We had such a good time with Chiara and Federico on this experience! They are so passionate and knowledgeable about Ostia Antica and it really makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable. The pace of the tour was great, we saw a lot but didn’t feel rushed. The tour of Ostia Antica alone would be worth the money, but ending with a short walk through a secluded little enclave of Ostia and the aperitif was really icing on the cake. We felt like old friends by the end which was really wonderful!
Donna Maria –
My tour of Ostia Antica with Chiara and Federico was a wonderful experience. They are very friendly and knowledgeable Romans who live in the Ostia area and really know the history. Thank you so much for an enjoyable afternoon!
Gregory and Nancy Pritz –
Very few experiences will surpass this one. I have been around for a long time and have travelled often and taken quite a few tours. This tour was offered with a freshness and openness that let us know that they were genuinely interested in what we thought and wanted to know. As much as I have studied the history of Rome, I discovered several new things on this tour. I have been to Pompei but found this tour to be far more interesting and without the hassle of traveling from Rome to Naples to Pompei. After the tour we had a wonderful lunch in Ostia where we were able to talk at length about the area and its histories well as our personal lives and experiences. I feel a though we made two new friends from Rome. Well done Chiara and Federico!
Daniel Para –
We had a personal tour which was very fortunate. A lovely afternoon stroll through Ostia Antica towards sunset was spectacular. Hosts were very knowledgeable and personable. Wish we had even more time for the exceptional tour of these priceless Roman ruins. A nice glass of wine and antipasti was lovely at the end! Highly recommended experience for any traveller through Rome.
Sorin Laiu –
The most important thing is that Chiara and Federico are very nice and careful people. They just wanted me to feel good, they are very good communicators and they talk about Ostia with passion and knowledge. The choice of the restaurant was also very goos, a small family restaurant with delicious food. And and the Ostia Antica site, pines and flowers smell so good! You really need to take this tour! Enjoy 🙂
Chiara and Frederico’s walking tour of Ostia Antica was very well organized. Walking thru this ancient port city and hearing the history was very special. Every cornered turned was another amazing site. Chiara and Frederico were very knowledgable to explain the workings of this great ancient port city. The walking tour was private and any questioned asked was answered. This is one of the best tours I have ever taken. And the lunch @ Borghetto was amazing. Do not miss Ostia Antica and do not miss seeing it thru the eyes of Chiara & Frederico. Wonderful guides.
Gregory and Nancy –
Very few experiences will surpass this one. I have been around for a long time and have traveled often and taken quite a few tours. This tour was offered with a freshness and openness that let us know that they were genuinely interested in what we thought and wanted to know. As much as I have studied the history of Rome, I discovered several new things on this tour. I have been to Pompei but found this tour to be far more interesting and without the hassle of traveling from Rome to Naples to Pompei. After the tour we had a wonderful lunch in Ostia where we were able to talk at length about the area and its history as well as our personal lives and experiences. I feel as though we made two new friends from Rome. Well done Chiara and Frederico!!
Absolutely the way to Ostia Antica. They answered all our questions as we toured the city. Lunch was fabulous and we enjoyed their company. They also helped us go back into Ostia Antica after lunch which I would recommend. We spent another 4 hours and saw so much more and had the place to our ourselves. Just make sure you have water and lots of it. Would definitely recommend taking this tour.