The beautiful preserved excavations of Ostia Antica are one of the most important examples of an authentic ancient "Roman City". Ostia was built at the outfall of the River Tiber in the 4th century B.C. as a fortified camp, but after two centuries it became the harbour city of Ancient Rome. The city expanded as it reached the top of its splendour, inhabiting close to 100,000 people of different races and religions. The city lasted about 2,000 years after a long period of fortune as well as success. Later, Ostia gradually fell into decay and finally was buried in 16th century with the barbarian invasions. As you walk the ancient streets in the company of your guide you'll feel transported back thousands of years and experience what ancient Rome was like. Here you will have a unique opportunity to visit the Roman baths of Neptune, the Baths of the Roman "taxi drivers", the Forum, the Temple Capitolium, the Termopolium (a Roman bar), the Cemetery, the dye works shop, the communal public toilette, the Teather of Agrippa where plays are still hosted during summer, the fishmonger, some rich and private houses, the Square of Corporations with its offices and a myriad of spectacular mosaics and columns. Note: This tour consists of an extensive amount of walking on uneven and cobblestone type terrain. Ostia Antica is closed on Mondays; this tour will not be available for the Norwegian Spirit June 15th, 2012 or July 21st, 2012 sailings. Online price is inclusive of the Pre-book and Save offer.
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Customer Reviews for The Mystery Of Ostia Antica: Pre-book & Save $10
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I traveled with:Friends
Cruise Date Month:September
Cruise Date Year:2011
Favorite port:Palma Majorca, Spain
I want to go here next:Alaska
Date:September 20, 2011
compares well to pompeii
we had a wonderful, knowledgeable guide who made the tour interesting and relevant.it is different to pompeii but just as interesting with a great variety of buildings. i would recommend to anyone interested in history and also those who enjoy exploring new places.