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Address: Viale Dei Romagnoli 717, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
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+06 5635 8099
08:30 - 18:15
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 18:15
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Present day site of sprawling ruins of a densely populated Roman city at...

Present day site of sprawling ruins of a densely populated Roman city at the mouth of the river Tiber.

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The former harbour of Rome - a splendid outdoor place between Rome and the sea

Went there the second time in my life: first visit 25 years ago as a young adult and now as a less young father with kids. Ostia Antica is just an outstanding place to visit. Easy... read more

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Went there the second time in my life: first visit 25 years ago as a young adult and now as a less young father with kids. Ostia Antica is just an outstanding place to visit. Easy to reach by public transport or car, you can wander around the excavations for hours, just ensure that you bring some food and drinks... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One can reach Ostia Antica from Rome Centre. We used the same bus tickets (weekly ticket @ €24), so there were no additional costs. Take Metro line B direction Laurentina, stopping at Piramide. Go up a flight of stairs and go to station Porta San Paolo. Do not get mixed up. It is in the same building. Take the train... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here as my son had read 'The Thieves of Ostia' (Caroline Lawrence) at his primary school. The site is faithfully reproduced and brought alive in the story. It was amazing to see the once port of Rome now without a river, as the River Tiber has changed course. There is so much here that is still intact -... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This site is easy to get to via the metro and suburban train. Pick up a guide book from the shop with overlays to show what buildings would have looked like compared to what you can see today. The children enjoyed roaming the site much more than the other sites in Rome.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A half hour train ride from Pyramide station through the poorer parts of Rome will take you to Ostia Antica, the old port of Rome, which is like a Pompeii in that all the buildings are there and some of the mosaics and frescoes. It is spread over a huge area and I was there for most of the day.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another jewel to be discovered. In Ostia you can feel and see the remains of a great ancient city. Long walks, again. Lots of places to go. Streets, houses, monuments... theres a nice bar with chairs outside for a snack or beer when you need to rest. NOT crowded with tour guides... GO THERE!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Ostia Antica with our 2 boys aged 7 and 10. It's a lot quieter than central Rome which is crazy considering what you encounter when you get there. And the simple 30+ minute train ride out of Piramide station is a nice rest from the craziness of Rome (simply Google for directions). The site is vast. So much... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ostia Antica is a spectacularly preserved set of Roman ruins. Fabulous. The big bonus: they are a short hop on the Metro train from central rome, allowing you to do it as a half day trip. (Unlike the long slog down to Pompeii.) Bigger bonus: they have somehow stayed "under the radar" so crowds are much smaller (on the Sunday... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan to be here for more than a couple of hours. It is very close to the Lido beach too. Far out of the city but worth the trip (your metro day pass will cover this anyway). Would recommend renting the audio guide or take a guided tour offered by other agencies.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were only in Rome for a few days, we didn't have time to travel to Pompeii, but instead we took a local train at the Primadie station and visited this absolute gem!!! It's about 20 mins outside of Rome on a local train line (not the metro) and across a little foot bridge just opposite the station exit... More 

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