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Ostia Antica

Viale Dei Romagnoli 717, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
+39 06 5635 8099
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Present day site of sprawling ruins of a densely populated Roman city at the mouth of the river Tiber.
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Viale Dei Romagnoli 717, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
+39 06 5635 8099
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You will be blown away by this ancient archeological site. We were there for almost a full day and we didn't see everything. Gorgeous, stunning, humbling and so on. Especially once you go up the stairs to view the city from above. We even saw...More

Thank SvOpstal
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent half a day exploring Ostia Antica - without the crowds. We had both been to Pompeii before - and while this may not have been as well signed / marked, it was easy to get around and check out - and a delight...More

Thank RosemaryKelly
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had seen this site on a Rick Steves show and found it to be very interesting so decided we wanted to see it for ourselves! So glad we did!! Not one of the more popular sites but should be.. full of history and a...More

Thank kmmgem
Reviewed 6 days ago

An easy 45-minute train ride from Rome, Ostia Antica is a half-day trip you won't regret. The setting is gorgeous - umbrella pines and cypresses all around - and the ancient ruins are spectacular. Pompeii was a resort for the rich, but Ostia Antica was...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an easily accessed attraction from Rome, by public transit. Budget some time for travel, grab lunch at the market near the Pyramides station before or after your visit as there is a caffe but you may want to just bring your own food....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those that don't have the time to make it down to Pompeii but you have some time in Rome, I'd suggest a quick trip to Ostia Antica to see the old Roman Ruins there. Almost as extensive as Pompeii but much less crowded. Ostia...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 1 week ago

30ks out of Rome, not the easiest to get to, but worth it if you make the effort. If you have the time, continue onto the Lido afterwards. Buy a 24 hour metro ticket take the Roma-Lido line from Piramide. As I recall there was...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you enter notice a parking lot not full during the peak summer season. Forget about lines, crowds and enjoy a whole block of an ancient city to yourself. Imagine the vitality, street scenes, smells, sounds and people of thousands of years ago at one...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a tour of this place during 100+ degree heat. I deeply wish there had been bottled water provided. Otherwise, this was amazing. Extremely well-preserved, massive and not nearly as touristy as Pompeii. Well-maintained and almost all of the site is open to exploration. There...More

Thank Emmmersstasticalist
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rebecca our guide shepherded our group of around 16 with charm all the while imparting her deep knowledge of the site we visited and pretty much everything she laid eyes on (traffic, the metro, turnstiles, trains, drivers....) This was a fantastic tour of ancient Ostia...More

Thank Rbeardslva
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7 August 2017|
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Response from alina_wood | Reviewed this property |
Rome's metro stop Piramide. Then follow the signs for a train to Ostia Antica - it would have its own departure sub-station. Regular metro ticket works to get to Ostia, as it's part of metropolitan Roman transportation... More
21 June 2017|
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Response from parcoarcheologi... o | Property representative |
Buongiorno, gli Scavi di Ostia Antica distano circa 6 km dall'aeroporto di Fiumicino. Gli scavi sono raggiungibili in taxi, in circa 12-15 minuti.
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28 May 2017|
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La prima domenica di ogni mese, l'ingresso è sempre gratuito.
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