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Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica

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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Viale Dei Romagnoli 717, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
+39 06 5635 8099
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Ostia Antica on the first Sunday of the month when it was free to get in. We managed to get from Rome city centre out to the site so easily and it only cost us a couple of euros on the train. We...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Japes90
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Roman site is huge with most impressive remains. The original Roman road through the site is a mile long which indicates the size of the area open to the public. There are explanatory boards outside most buildings in Italian and English though at some...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank welltravelled354
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this site with a small group of people, and a local historical guide. The incredible work done to unearth this slice of Roman history is an epic achievement. I would recommend anyone that likes history, commerce, urbanization, and civilization visit...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Ostia Antica so we could get out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you don’t want to do the long trek to Pompeii. We chose to do the trip on our own and not with...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who is interested in ancient Roman history should definitely visit this place. Only 25 minutes away from central Rome by train and you can easily spend several hours there. Nice cafe there too if you want to grab lunch or a drink. Quite open...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank chloecuth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I planned my vacation to Rome, I also booked a guided tour (City Wonders) to Ostia Antica. Frankly, at the time of booking, I was not absolutely convinced this site would be worth wasting almost an entire day, because I had never heard of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to walk around a Roman port and get a feel for daily working life, then there is no better a place to visit than this park. It is truly vast and you can easily spend an entire day here. I have done...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

With a 6 year old this was a great place to have her explore some back alleys and really get lost in an ancient roman city. It's kind of like the quieter roman forum. It is really big. It's essentially the size of a town......More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kunfushuss
Reviewed August 11, 2019

Visited site with excellent guide during shore excursion. Very impressive . Sarcophagus cremation urns . Emperor Trojan started site as a port . Theatre impressive . Mosaics on floors old bar and oven still intact . Old temple. Very hot when we went.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Area was much bigger than expected. But it was very nice to walk around peacefully and look different places. relaxing to get a way from rome :-). easy access by car.

Date of experience: June 2019
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December 2, 2018|
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Response from Andy B | Reviewed this property |
It depends when you intend to go. The ticket office is like a gift shop and the queues are quite slow moving. Out of season it’s not a problem but at the weekends in busy periods it would be worth it.
May 23, 2018|
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Response from bianca89 | Reviewed this property |
I seem to remember seeing some taxis at the train station but in order to get to Ostia Antica site from the station you have to walk up and over a bridge and then It's a 5 min walk down to the entrance which would be a... More
May 23, 2018|
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Response from Grace B | Reviewed this property |
I actually paid €17 - €5 for the audio guide and €12 for park entry