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Address: Viale Dei Romagnoli 717, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
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+39 06 5635 8099
08:30 - 18:15
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 18:15
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Present day site of sprawling ruins of a densely populated Roman city at...

Present day site of sprawling ruins of a densely populated Roman city at the mouth of the river Tiber.

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Easy to visit on an overnight from Rome airport

We stayed over in Fiumicino but I would suggest lodging one night in the town of Ostia as then you can walk to the ruins. It is less than a 30 minute drive from the airport. It... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed over in Fiumicino but I would suggest lodging one night in the town of Ostia as then you can walk to the ruins. It is less than a 30 minute drive from the airport. It was a great break from a long flight. We spent 7 hours walking around the ruins after researching the information on line. Tip:... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You've already read the other reviews so know that this is a bit of a gem - If you've got the energy definitely go for a while day- the short audio trip estimates 4 hours and the full walk about at 7 hours and I'd concur - was there 6 hours and felt I'd only skimmed the surface (tho I'd... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you don't have the time or money to tour Pompei, this is the place for you. You can get guided tours, but you can spend all day wandering the grounds on your own and I suggest downloading Rick Steves audio guide onto your smart phone and that and a guide book from the ticket shop will do you fine.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you'll like to see a full roman town with little tourist and do not want to go all the way to Pompei, this maybe the easiest place to go. Trains from Rome will get you there quickly and in 2h you could see the whole site.

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olympia, wa
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ostia Antica is a 340 minute train away from Rome. This might have been my favorite place to see. The ruins are not fenced off and you can walk almost anywhere. The area is quite large but it was very quiet and the ability to walk where there were no other tourists was a refreshing change from the hustle and... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a wonderful day trip out of Rome. It is an easy 30 minutes subway, then train ride away, through Piramide station to the Ostia Antica. There is a small entry fee and you can get the audio tour which is worth while. It was fun exploring this ancient ruins and wandering around in the ruins. The mosiacs are... More 

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La Grange, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to Pompeii and Ostia Antica. Ostia is much better. Not crowded, more uncovered, and lots of trees that make it cooler. Small museum with statues was a nice treat. Recommend downloading Rick Steves tour of Ostia before leaving home.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Rome for a week and this was definitely a highlight of the trip, we've been to Pompeii and we actually enjoyed Ostia more. Reasons being, we had more freedom to wander into and through the buildings, and felt really close to what it would have been like to live and work there in its heyday. There are... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I will not describe the place as you can read about it elsewhere, but there is a lot of uneven walking and the place gets hot and crowded though there are shady spots. I read somewhere that there is a charge for parking but we had free parking right next to the entrance. On the far side of the site... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is easy to go from Rome to Ostia Antica: take the train from the train station attached to the Piramide metro stop, and you will be there within an hour. One of the easiest and enjoyable day trip from Rome. As an ancient port, Ostia Antica has ruins that are amazingly displayed: Terme di Nettuno (Baths of Neptune), the... More 

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