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Ostia Antica

Viale dei Romagnoli 717, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
06 5635 8099
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Present day site of sprawling ruins of a densely populated Roman city at the mouth of the river Tiber.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I have been to Rome many times but have never managed to go to Ostia Antica, until this year and how I wish I had visited it before now. It is a beautiful, unspoiled area with so many things to see I have spent 15 hours exploring and still only scratched the surface. You can of course join an organised... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This huge archaeological site is very easily accessible from the centre of Rome by train. Once you are there, the whole town is yours to wander through, comparable in size to Pompeii, and the site is very beautiful, with umbrella pines filling the gaps between ancient walls and columns. Even if you are only on a short trip to Rome,... More

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Port Townsend, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We chose to stay in Ostia Antica on our last days in Italy and we were very glad to have made that choice. We can only add the following to what has already been said. The sight contains the ruins of the oldest known synagogue anywhere, but it is at a remote corner of the immense site. Finding it was... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This gives you a preview of Pompeii without the huge crowds and other distractions. It is a quick trip from Rome and very near the train station.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This place is very easy to find. From Rome get the metro to Primeda and walk across the station to the local train which goes Colomba direction and stops at Ostia Antica (about 30 mins). Once you get off at Ostia Antica and come out of the station walk across the bridge and straight on (about 5 mins) and you... More

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Advance,NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Ostia Antica is a short metro/train ride outside of Rome and is a large excavated site of well preserved ruins of the first port of Rome, dating from 4 BC. We went alone and it was wonderful. If I were to visit again, I would try to go with a guide as there is so much to see and I... More

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This was definitely one of the best parts of our trip to Rome. We had read about it prior to coming to Rome, and felt it was something we could not miss. Easy to get to via the train, with a short walk (15 minutes) to the entrance. As described in so many reviews and things we read, Ostia is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Ostia Antica is an excellent look at the layout and design of a significant Roman town. The amphitheater, market place, baths, bathrooms are very much evident. Ostia should be on everyone's list of things to see when visiting Rome. It is only a 1/2 hour train ride from Pyramide station. Your Roma Pass will cover your transportation and your entry... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Really glad we ventured out of Rome to see this Was the highlight of the trip from a historical standpoint We booked a guide and driver through Blue Italy tours but you can get there by train ( it's way closer than going to Pompei and not crowded which is a plus: there were many time wandering around the ruins... More

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Around 8:30 in the morning we left from the Roma Porta San Paolo train station headed for the ruins at Ostia Antica. You can’t possibly get on the wrong train…it only goes one way as this is the beginning of the Roma-Lido line. You are guaranteed a seat! Trains leave every 15 – 20 minutes. The cost was that of... More

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