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Address: Viale Dei Romagnoli 717, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
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+06 5635 8099
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08:30 - 18:15
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 18:15
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Ancient Ostia Guided Tour for Kids and Families
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Ancient Ostia Small Group Day Trip from Rome
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Relive the Ancient Ostia: Half-Day Tour from Rome

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Wonderful ancient roman town

This is definitely worth a visit. The site is much larger than I had predicted with some really large buildings/temples. There are also some interesting smaller sites - such as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is definitely worth a visit. The site is much larger than I had predicted with some really large buildings/temples. There are also some interesting smaller sites - such as the public latrines and wash room (where they used to wash the clothes in urine). There is a great view of the site from the roman theatre. And the number... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I attended Ostia on a day trip from Rome. I set off around 8am on Sunday from Rome Termini, getting off at Piramide and then took a train from the downstairs platforms to Ostia. The journey lasted around 45 minutes from memory, and announcements over the tannoy made it clear when I arrived at my destination. The site itself is... More 

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A smaller, less crowded version of Pompeii,and much easier to get to. You can reach Ostia Antica from Rome using one normal Metro ticket in about 45 minutes, with one change of trains. Once there, it is a short walk to the historic area. There you can see amazing old historic ruins of ancient Rome including remains of the docks,... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having spent 3 hard walking days in Rome and with the weather turning overcast we decided to visit the ancient Roman port of Ostia Antica. Various guidebooks suggested it was a "better" site than Herculaneum and they are not wrong! Getting there is easy and cheap with a 7€ 24 hour travel pass for the metro and local trains available... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be one of the most amazing historical places that I have visited - ever! The scale of it is astonishing and just how many buildings are preserved. My favourite was the fast food cafe complete with bar. Not too impressed with the quality of information however - they could do more to bring it to life I... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small square in Ostia Antica, the church and dozens of houses very picturesque tourist is a delight for the eye which has just finished reviewing robust structure of the castle. Ancient ruins across the street and it is a perfect place for the lover of history can easily imagine the way to Rome of those who escaped Vesuvius in 79... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Emiliano Grasso was a nice, friendly and informative guide. No crowds on a Friday in February. Lots of nice 2000 year old mosaics and Emiliano was good at tying it all together. Highly recommend for those interested in Roman history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this site before and have returned a couple of times. It I jus a short train ride an three block walk away from the train stop. This city was not damaged by a volcano but was just neglected when the river began to fill with silt. You will be amazed at how intact Ostia is and the more... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All roads go to Rome and this is one of them. Mostly ruins but the history is full. I'm impressed with the tile mosaic. The foliage around makes it a very nostalgic place. You can almost imagine the life that went on here. A good place to explore if you have time. It's a good 3 minute by train from... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had few hours to spent near airport and going to Ostia Antica was smart decision. The palace is quiet and very relaxing. Walking around ruins was very pleasant. Not so many tourists. We took the bus and train to get there and a cab to get back to airport. We have spent about 3-4 hours for entire trip.

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