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.
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Ostia Antica archeological park and Borghetto experience: the walking tour takes you through the 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:
Step 1. Meet & greet:
“Ciao! Welcome It’s a perfect day to walk in Rome!”, let’s be friends.
Step 2. Walk and discover:
let’s take a look at the eternal city through our eyes, get a real roman insight, let the chit chat flow.
Step 3. Eat, drink and talk:
it says it all!
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”.