Ostia Antica, Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica, a large archaeological site, was once a harbor city of ancient Rome. Walk through the well-preserved ruins with millennia-old buildings, frescoes, and mosaics. You can buy a guidebook at the onsite shop. If you'd prefer a guided tour, arrange one with a tour company before your visit. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Ostia Antica holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ostia Antica and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The archaeological area of Ostia Antica manages to project back two thousand years, by immersing it in a slice of life of the ancient Romans. The experience is similar to what you can try visiting the most popular ruins of Pompeii, and is recommended for anyone living in or visiting Rome.
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  • You will be blown away by this ancient archeological site. We were there for almost a full day and we didn't see everything. Gorgeous, stunning, humbling and so on. Especially once you go up the stair...  more »
  • Certainly a lot of walking, the ankles are suffering but worth all the suffering. We easily immerses himself in the decorations. It would be lost almost in the maze of streets. Too bad that there is no further explanation and that none are in french.
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  • This a huge area to cover. Take at least half a day at a quick pace. Well looked after. Facinating to see how far the coast has retreated. A must see when in Rome. Well priced for what it is.
  • Great place to visit and use your imagination. Getting out of Rome and into the countryside is an added plus. Recommend getting Rick Steve's podcast to guide you.
  • Hidden gem nearby Rome. Nice to get away from the busy city. Can be easily accessed by train.
  • So great to see how much was preserved and all the culture that remains. Especially the mosaics were cool to see.
  • This place is absolutely amazing! The ruins are extensive and there are many statues, mosaics, and artifacts still intact.

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