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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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  • The place is closed Mondays and is best visited on a clear day just outside the busy summer season. I visited in early December when many of the floor mosaics were covered with a protective material s...  more »
  • Awesome venue and really preserved where you can see and visit the necropolis, temples, thermal baths, a theatre and more, all kept in excellent condition. Unfortunately the place closes pretty early in the afternoon at this time and we couldn't visit them all, but definitely worth a second visit.
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  • Wow, so huge. This is a train ride out the city(half an hour) You will never believe how big this place is. You will need good walking footwear walking around here as it is very uneven. This is a good...  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.