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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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  • We booked it only for Spa, it was pretty basic but than again its almost in the city and not a 5 star property so nothing to complain about. Staff wasn/t around to help with spa areas. Best for overni...  more »
  • A marvelous ancient city ruin, complete with a temple or two, apartment buildings, bakery, a wealthy home, and a restaurant (they don't serve anything there anymore), Ostia Antica by the coast, a shor...  more »
  • We half a day spent in Ostia Antica. You can easily spend a whole day here
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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.