LUNCH INCLUDED! A 3 hours nice and chatty walking tour through Ostia Antica: the largest archeological site in Europe and the Borghetto, a medieval citadel with its charming XV century Castle for an authentic Italian experience with locals.
- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes/Excludes
- COVID19 Safety Rules of Admission
- PARK CLOSED
Ostia Antica archeological park and Borghetto experience.
The walking tour takes you through the archeological park where you will enjoy a 2,5 hours itinerary that shows the site’s most relevant places and tells you a lot about the history of ancient Rome and its most important harbour.
Ostia Antica is the largest archeological park in Europe: it perfectly shows the way an ancient roman city was built and how the inhabitants lived and worked; it has marvellous remnants of majestic temples, thermal baths, popular buildings and wealthy people villas along with a great necropolis and an ancient roman theatre with a four thousand seats still used today during summer season for live gigs.
Perfectly preserved mosaics and frescoes, statues and colonnades surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean pines complete the scenery.
The walking tour then walks you to and through the “Borghetto“: a charming medieval village, dating back to the 9th century a.D, with its perfectly preserved 15th century “Giulio II castle“, built on a Michelangelo design, to help the papal state control the trading on the river Tevere and defend the farmers from the raids by the Saracens.
After a light stroll and lot of pictures, it’s time for LUNCH! We’ll enjoy roman cuisine: pasta “alla carbonara” or “all’arrabbiata” or “saltimbocca alla romana”, “polpette al sugo” or a vegetarian meal, ending with tiramisù while chatting and having a good time talking about Italy and the Italian way of life.
You can choose between a Pasta Menu (mixed appetizer+3 pasta tasting) and a Meat Menu (mixed appetizer+ 3 meat tasting), water and wine are included.
Are you travelling alone, on a business trip, or on family trip?
Here’s a perfect choice:
- A walking tour easy to join by public transport or a private transfer (ask us if you need it).
- A small group, up to 6 people, so that conversation will flow nice and smooth.
- The company of locals from the meeting point to the final “Ciao, till next time!”.
The 3 steps of an Ideas 4 Travellers experience:
- *Meet & greet*: “Ciao! It’s a perfect day to walk in Rome!”, let’s be friend.
- *Walk and discover*: let’s take a look at the eternal city through our eyes, get a real roman insight.
- *Talk and share*: let the chit chat flow and find out how many degrees of separation we have…
Meeting point See map
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 and 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 "caffè" we'll walk you to the railway station and bid goodbye till next time!
Meet, walk to and through the archeological park, walk to and through the Borghetto, lunch as described, chatting and smiling.
Entrance Fee at Ostia Antica Archeological park.
Everything not included under: “Trip includes”.
Walking shoes, from April to October sun lotion, sunglasses and a hat.
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 full enjoyment.
If your party is 4 or less: you can decide to make your Experience exclusive. Pick the date you like, select the price that better suits the size of your group and book it!
As per Regional Law you MUST wear a "face mask" when interacting with people "that are not living with you (husband, wife, daughters and sons)".
BODY TEMPERATURE Before entering the ticket office and generally at the excavations, an authorized operator will measure the body temperature of each visitor. Access to the excavations is in fact subject to the detection of the body temperature of the visitors in order to reduce and limit the contagion from COVID-19: this treatment falls within the operations of prevention, protection and safety of public health, in compliance with national and regional provisions in the field. The temperature will be detected by means of a thermo-scanner gun: whoever has a body temperature equal to or greater than 37.5 ° C will not be able to access the archaeological area of ancient Ostia, even if equipped with personal protective equipment. FACEMASK To access the archaeological area of Ostia Antica it is necessary to wear a facemask. The mask must be worn correctly, to cover both the nose and the mouth. In the archaeological area, special baskets were placed for the separate collection of used gloves and masks. SOCIAL DISTANCING Always keep the safety distance of at least one meter from other people. In some places along the visit route you will also find special signs that remind you that gatherings are prohibited, but in any case the distance of at least one meter must always be kept, starting from the ticket office, at the passage to the turnstiles and once you enter the area archaeological. On the ground, in front of the ticket office, you will find horizontal signs that will help you calculate the distance from those in front of you. These rules are issued by the Park Commission according to Italian law.
Due to the second wave of the pandemic the archeological park of Ostia Antica is closed until January the 16th, 2021.