Ostia Antica Day Trip: Roman Ruins & River Lunch
Last week I spent two amazing days with exploring Rome and Ostia Antica with Margi.
Margi was increadibly prompt, courteous and knowledgeable from our initial interaction. She was quick to respond to my request for a booking and offered up recommendations to suit the specific needs of my visit.
During the first tour, Margi created a custom experience for a friend and I. We explored several areas in the center of Ancient Rome and she was extremely knowledgeable about art and history. More importantly she took us into quite a number of special local shops and restaurants which we would have never know about or gone into on our own. We truly felt that we were spending the day with a friend who was showing us around a city that she loved.
My second tour with Margi was a private tour of Ostia. Again, I cant say enough about how the day. I’ve been to Pompeii in the past and found it a truly amazing experience. Ostia is no less impressive, but so much more accessible if you are staying in Rome. During this tour, I was traveling by myself with Margi and it was an amazing experience. As someone who travels frequently for work, and who likes to get a good feel for the city I am in, taking a tour with Margi was so much more fun and enjoyable than being on a larger group tour. Once again, I felt as if I was traveling wth a friend. Not only was she able to share a lot of information about Ostia and the surrounding area, but we had a number of amazing conversations about culture and life in general. We ended our tour with a lunch at a local marina, and I was so pleased that I was the only tourist in sight. It was truly a day well spent immersed in Roman culture.
Margi was the perfect host throughout the duration of my stay in Rome. Even on the days that I did not spend with her, she checked in on me and was more than happy to provide guidance or recommendations about any questions I had. I cannot recommend Margi as a host highly enough. This was my first time booking through Withlocals, and it certainly wont be my last. And I will be sure to recommend Margi to anyone I know who is traveling to Rome connect with her again myself the next time I am in Italy.