Eyes of Rome
Eyes of Rome

Rome Ostiense District Tour

A Stroll Through Via Ostiense

What makes this tour Special

Non-conventional tour, off the beaten path. Expect no tourists!

Millions of people visit Rome every year, and most of them miss such historically interesting areas.

The Ostiense neighborhood is a real gem that deserves to be visited.

The Pyramid, of course, not something you see everyday!

Built between 12 and 18 B.C., it stands there from more than 2000 years: history has been made just underneath its eyes!

Very dynamic area, that offers many possibilities in terms of having good food and fun.

After the tour, you can go for a dinner (plenty of Italian and international restaurants), a true italian gelato (couple of fantastic gelato shops) or for a wild night out (tons of clubs): Ostiense has it all!

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


3.5 hours


10:00 - 14:00


Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included




This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified tour private guide
  • Reservation fees
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accomodation to the tour site
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop Off back to your hotel/accomodation after the tour (available upon request)
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Ostiense District
  • Pyramid of Caio Cestius
  • San Paolo fuori le Mura
  • Centrale Montemartini
  • Crossed by the historic Via Ostiense, which was built in Roman times to link the capital with the strategic harbour at Ostia, this neighborhood lies in the shadow of the massive cylindrical gasometer and is framed by Rome's pyramid, the river Tiber and the busy Cristoforo Colombo motorway. Street art is king in this area!
  • A 37 meter high Pyramid within Rome may look a little out of place but Ancient Roman Emperors took many ideas and building materials from Egypt and Northern Africa during the expansion of the Roman Empire. In particular, the pyramids of Meroë in Sudan have an almost identical structure as the one in Rome. Caio Cestius was involved in the Empires invasion of the small Sudan town in 23BC, with the subsequent structure in Rome being built upon Cestius' death in 12BC.
  • The Basilica of Saint Paul outside the Walls testifies the history of the Holy Church in Rome. The main altar, surmounted by a stunning Gothic canopy, treasures the mortal remains of St Paul, who was buried here. The giant basilica was built as early as the V century AD and features original Roman columns, a great mosaic from the Middle Age, but also the portraits of all the Popes in history, including the last ones: Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI.
  • Can an archeological museum of Ancient Roman art be arranged inside a very modern power plant from the last century? The Centrale Montemartini does! Finely designed rooms house fantastic original Roman pieces such as marble statues, busts and coffins right close to huge diesel motors of the ex power plant. The link in between those two contrasting worlds, unusual and competing, marks the continuous evolution of the Eternal city.

Tour description

A dynamic neighborhood in the southern part of Rome, hidden from the eyes of most visitors.

Ostiense is an authentic 19th century Roman quarter, once the city's industrial heart, that in the latest years has transformed itself, finding new vital lymph: factories brought to a new life and re-used with different purposes, renewed abandoned buildings now boasting wonderful graffiti walls, museums housing international modern art works.

Not everything is modern though, because here solemnly stands the only Roman pyramid left in the city, built more than 2000 years ago: an historical rarity that you won't find everywhere else!

Everything it's worth a look, because even most of the Romans don't know about the treasures this surprising neighborhood hides in its fascinating commingling of industrial and modern architecture.

One thing that made Ostiense special, is the high density of murals, making it one of the most interesting destinations for street art and paintings: the walls are covered by astonishing works that are turning the abandoned buildings, train underpasses, and apartment blocks into spectacular canvases.

Together we'll explore the Centrale Montemartini, that from an elettric plant was converted into one of the most original and undiscovered museums that holds inside a unique and superb display of ancient statues: a combination of ancient Greek and Roman art alongside the turn-of-the-century turbines, and engines of the former thermo-electric power plant.

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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