Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Ostia Antica

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Parco Archeologico di 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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Ostia Antica holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Wow, what a treat! In some ways better than Pompeii (esp. with no real crowds). Amazingly preserved bones of this Roman city, with a great theater, fascinating paved marketplace with great mosaics.....  more
    Wow, what a treat! In some ways better than Pompeii (esp. with no real crowds). Amazingly preserved bones of this Roman city, with a great theater, fascinating paved marketplace with great mosaics.....  more »
  • This was a fantastic place. If you love Roman history and want some brief respite from the hustle and bustle of Rome then do not miss this. Easy to get to, metro to Piramide then 25 minutes on... 
    This was a fantastic place. If you love Roman history and want some brief respite from the hustle and bustle of Rome then do not miss this. Easy to get to, metro to Piramide then 25 minutes on...  more »
  • You must see Ostia Antica when you are in Rome. It is a hidden gem located just outside town but easily and cheap and accessible by train from Piramide/Ostiense station for 2 Euro each way. It is a.....  more
    You must see Ostia Antica when you are in Rome. It is a hidden gem located just outside town but easily and cheap and accessible by train from Piramide/Ostiense station for 2 Euro each way. It is a.....  more »
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  • It's amazing. When you walk through this place you can feel the old roman history. You can see all in one place like as temple for Gods, Basilica for Christians, Theatre, Bath, Multi storied old luxurious residence, beautiful open place, fresh air etc etc. Overall i loved it. I will go again to explore more. This site is huge. Single visit is not enough to see everything.
  • Such a great place with lots of mosaic floors! Far from the madding crowds of the more touristy attractions and an easy train ride from Rome. It is very big and there are lots of buildings to explore. They don't supply a guide when you buy your ticket but you can use their app (or research it before your visit and download a nap off the internet). Plan to be there the whole day between seeing Ostia Antica and also exploring the town around it.
  • Great Ancient Rome site, one of the best in Italy. No major crowds, and some areas of the site I didn’t see anyone at all. You’re free to explore the ruins, there isn’t that much off limits which is why this place is so great. There’s also many fine mosaics and frescoes which you’ll stumble across, and the beauty is there’ll be no other tourist around looking at it but you. Because of this, your imagination easily runs wild.
  • Poorly managed pearl of Rome. The place itself is amazing and you can literally immerse into this ancient city that used to host 50000 habitats in its best period. Unfortunately, the troubles start from the entrance. The security/ tickets control guy was hostile, there is no clear guide on “how to plan your visit”, there are NO TOILETS on the entire complex (only one before the entrance) so I have found a few HUMAN WASTE while exploring, maps of the place are confusing and descriptions of places only show dry facts. The best collection of well preserved statues and paintings is closed. All of the above leaves a feeling of being grossed out.
  • Free on the first Sunday of the month. Cool place to go. Not quite Pompeii or Herculaneum, but certainly worthy of the effort it takes to get down here. Lots of great remains, mosaics, vies, sculptural fragments, and a latrine. Lots of pine cones and lizards too!

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