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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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  • All roads go to Rome and this is one of them. Mostly ruins but the history is full. I'm impressed with the tile mosaic. The foliage around makes it a very nostalgic place. You can almost imagine the l...  more »
  • We had few hours to spent near airport and going to Ostia Antica was smart decision. The palace is quiet and very relaxing. Walking around ruins was very pleasant. Not so many tourists. We took the bu...  more »
  • A beautiful walk among the memories of Ostia Antica. Beautiful mosaics and buildings that leave amazed. Few people in that winter Sunday, but a hot sun among the ruins.
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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.