Ostia is an old roman town at about two km. from the coastline and its Latin name refers to the Tiber outlet (Ostium).
The coastline of Tiber and its waterway changed a lot in the course of centuries. As a matter of fact, in the past Ostia Antica was facing the Tyrrhenian sea and that’s the reason why, according to the legend, it was founded by the fourth Roman King Anco Marzio as the Rome ‘s main commercial port and military base.
Giulio II Castle
Piazzale della Rocca (village) – 00199 Ostia Antica – Rome free entrance.
Open from 09:00 am to 12:45 pm visitors exit within 1:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday open from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm, visitors exit within 5:00 pm
Telephone 06-56358024/56358013 Fax 065651500
The escavations of Ostia Antica
Viale dei Romagnoli, 717 – 00119 Ostia Antica – Roma
Ticket price € 4,00
Reduced price € 2,00
The ticket includes entrance at the museum. Free entrance for European Union citizens under 18 years hold and over 65.
Ticket office: Telephone/Fax 06-56352830.
Superintendence agency: Telephone 06-56358099 06-5651500