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Ostia Antica, Ostia Antica
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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Ostia Antica and other Ostia Antica attractions using our handy Ostia Antica itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • We visit Ostia Antica was aen road to the airport and we had a bit of time. It really is a place to visit with time. It has the same Majesty of the Roman Forum, but with much less tourists and more shade. I want...
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  • We have been to Italy four or five times in the past. We have been to Pompeii and also to Herculaneum and just felt this time that we needed to round out our bucket list to see the ancient seaport cit...  more »
  • There are two distinct historic areas; the ancient city and the ancient seaport. I had pre-arranged a tour of the ancient city of Ostia Antica with Presto Tours. Our guide, Marcello met us at the entr...  more »
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  • What a beautiful place. Wow. I arrived on Sunday and was pleasantly surprised to see that it was free. Nearly devoid of tourists. My partner and I sat in the Ampitheater for half an hour and were completely alone there more than half the time. Mosaics all over the area are just gorgeous. And the cafe / shop is the perfect little rest for powering through this place. ProTip: DON'T STOP MOVING. This place is much bigger than I thought and 1 day is barely enough time to really explore it fully. Grab a map for 2 Euros and get to the far end of this park as soon as you can. Once they start closing, they will usher you right out.
  • Really enjoyed this day trip. I was really surprised by how big the place was. I liked that you could touch and climb on most of the ruins. The mosaics were pretty. They had signs decribing what was there and how it was used.
  • Super roman archeological site, better than Pompei. Plan at least half a day to explore
  • Easy inexpensive day trip from rome. Located on the rome metro system. It's a strsight walk from the train. There is an entrance fee.
  • A wonderful day full of discoveries at one of the most incredible archeological sites of the world.