Visiting Ostia Antica

Visiting Ostia Antica – Romes Ancient Port

When travelling through the roman empire 2000 years ago, you would have needed to cross the Mediterranean sea to get to her further away provinces such as Judea (Israel) and Egypt. So it should be quite obvious that the ancient port of Rome Ostia, situated as it was once near the river mouth, would be a great place to visit to retrace the roots of Romes growth.

Public Transport

Starting with a 40 minute train ride to the nearby train station of Ostia Antica from Piramide train station will bring you to to within walking distance of this amazingly well preserved roman town. Complete with ancient roads, shops, restaurants and brothels…

Eating

Todays visitors are not so spoilt for choice with just one restaurant serving expensive food. We recommend to visit the nearby modern town of Fiumicino for lunch instead. 

Cost

The entrance costs €10 adults with some reductions for senior citizens etc. We suggest having a look at the official website for Ostia Antica for a full list of ticket prices.

Worth Knowing

  • The last sunday of every month its free to visit Ostia Antica
  • The site is closed every monday

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About the author

Originally from South Africa, I moved to Italy in 2007 after having finished school in England. My grasp of the Italian language was basic but enough to get to know people. By the end of 2008 I had mastered an intermediate level of italian and would continue to progress onto higher levels. Today my proficiency of the italian language is enough to fool some italians into thinking I'm one of them! Although I never manage to be as charming... My other interests besides Italy, the Italians and the Italian way of life are: Cycling, Languages and Travel. At the moment I am heavily involved with the day-to-day running of The Red Bike Shop and am a keen cyclist, taking part in races and especially Grandfondos (one-off races). My goal for the future is to open a fully functional bike shop in the center of Rome.