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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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  • Our tour guide book suggested this trip and we are so glad we did it. Took a train and let history overwhelm us. Nice little cafe to refresh afterwards. 
  • Another easy day trip from Rome is to the extensive archeological excavations of the city’s ancient seaport of Ostia Antica. Take the Metro B Line to the Piramide stop and transfer to the train toward...  read more »
  • The Roman port city of two of the Millennium has been preserved very well under the auspices of the sludge of the Tiber River. Esiinkaivetut the ruins illustrate very well what in is shown. Less congestion than Pompejissa and from Rome to much easier, for half an hour by train to catch the local train Piramiden metro station trust (+ 10 min walking well informed). A guide book or audio guide will help with your exploration of the items because the signs are there. A great place for a half day trip with the kids-Ostia is enough room to explore and enjoy.
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  • Massive complex! Took many hours discovering and exploring. Recommend getting a guidebook with map or you will get lost and overwhelmed. The map they sell doesn't seem clear enough from seeing it displayed. Most sites have good English descriptions but there was a synagogue sign displayed at the museum but the staff told me it is at the Marine Porta, but there was no sign for it! Some more signage would assist us in finding and learning about some of the buildings in the back. Nicely preserved mosaics.
  • Took the afternoon to explore the Ostia Antica ruins and really enjoyed myself. I went with a group of friends because it was free the Sunday we went (I think entrance is free every first Sunday). There was of course a ton of history and probably could have spent an entire day looking around. Depending on your appreciation for ruins, architecture, and Roman history, you may also find it worth spending an entire day out in Ostia Antica.
  • Lovely little castle and roman runins. Defo visit.
  • Extraordinary day out. Inexpensive and well worth the visit.
  • Nice site. If you go in plan some time if you want to see the most of it.
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