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Castello di Giulio II

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Piazza della Rocca, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
+39 06 5635 8013
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

Located on Piazza dlla Rocca, near the ancient city of Ostia, a wonderful castel from Giulio II, very good preservation from outside, you can see it from the station; I don't vist it, I think it was closed, a nice excursion for an other trip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed May 27, 2019

As this is just across the street from Ostia Antica anyone getting off when we did - wasn't interested at all making it a lovely visit again all to ourselves. It's a wonderful well intact walled castle very quiet and beautiful

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Christine F
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

We did not go inside but my wife and I enjoyed seeing the exterior while leaving Parco Archeolgico do Osta Antica. We hope to visit the inside on our next trip.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hugh B
Reviewed July 7, 2018

A beautiful brick construction with a photogenic courtyard, and a walk up to tower to see an all-round view. Julius II who had the castle built was Michelangelo's pope. The scale is human and its proportions really satisfying. Entrance is free, but tours have timed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kimibar
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Saw this place from road - read about on google - asked locals who said not open. The key interesting points are: it once sat on the Tiber River and the river circulated around the castle making the moat water more dangerous, but the Tiber...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank topcandidate
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Very cool place to visit. Take the guided tour, you won't be sorry. We think our history is old, bah 250 yrs is nothing compared to the Etruscan and Roman history

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Retired0ne2
Reviewed February 12, 2018

The hotel is right in the heart of the city, just down the street from many great local restaurants. And not only is this a great hotel, it was also featured in the U2 video "All I Want Is You."

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Sal_Minella
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Several good restaurants within the historical walls of the castle... a great day trip from Rome with a good lunch then take the guide tour in the afternoon with many historical insights (1 hour tour was only in Italian; we don't know of there are...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Feb L
Reviewed January 18, 2018

Be sure to walk out there at night for those perfect night shots. It was closed on the Thursday that I went, but that my fault, I did not check the schedule.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank LA_William
Reviewed December 6, 2017

One cannot miss this Castello as it is situated exactly opposite Ostia Antica. Lovely architecture with easy parking available.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lionel L
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