Ostia Antica (Archaeological Site)

About Ostia Antica

This archaeological site was once a port city in the early 3rd century BC. Although originally located near the sea, Ostia Antica is now 3 kms inland due to silting. Many ancient ruins are still visible, including: the amphitheatre, various fresco paintings, mosaics, Castrum (military camp), and Capitolium (Temple of Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva).  

General Information

Address: Viale Dei Romagnoli 717, 00119, Rome

Telephone: +390656350215

Email: ostiaantica.info@beniculturali.it

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Tickets Prices

Archaeological Site, Castle of Julius II, Decorated Houses

Adult: €10

EU Citizen (18 – 25) and EU Teachers: €5

*€3 fee may be applied to some exhibitions

Segreto della Luce Exhibition

March 1 2018 to June 30 2018

Adult: €12

EU Citizen (18 – 25) and EU Teachers: €7

Free Entry Eligibility 

First Sunday of the month (no reservations)

Visitors under 18 years old

Disabled person from an EU State.

EU Teachers and students of the following faculties: architecture, conservation of the cultural heritage, education sciences, arts with a specialisation in archaeology or art history 

Roma Pass – when using free entries

*Proof of eligibility required

**See website (Italian only) or inquire at the museum for a full list of eligibility.

Fidelity Card (Unlimited access for 1 year)

Everyone: €25

Audio Guides & Guided Tours

Decorated Houses – Accessible by Tour ONLY

Sunday mornings at 10:30 am

Email: ss-col.domusostia@beniculturali.it

Include the following information in the email:

Subject Heading must be: “OPEN HOUSES DECORATED THE MORNING (dd / mm / yy)”

Name of each participant (maximum 10 names)

The main contact person and their telephone number

*Reservation is only valid after receiving a confirmation email from the organisation.

Guided Tours 

Contact Ostia Antica for more information.

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Where Purchase Tickets

At the venue


*€1 booking fee is applied to each item purchased online.

Public Transportation

The Museum/Archaeological site is approximately 20 minutes outside of city center.

Public Transportation Directions

1) Take the Metro B to ‘Piramide’ Stop

2) Find the Porta San Paolo Train Station

3) From there, take Train ‘Roma-Lido’

4) Alight at the ‘Ostia Antica’ Stop

5) From here, it is approximately 10 minute walk, there will be signs directing you 

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ostia antica hours

Hours of Operation

Last Sunday of October to February 15

8:30 am to 4:30 pm – Tuesday to Sunday

 February 16 to March 15

8:30 am to 5 pm – Tuesday to Sunday

March 15 to Last Saturday of March

8:30 am to 5:30 pm – Tuesday to Sunday

Last Sunday of March to August 31

8:30 am to 7:15 pm – Tuesday to Sunday

September 1 to September 30

8:30 am to 7 pm – Tuesday to Sunday

October 1 to Last Saturday of October

8:30 am to 6:30 pm – Tuesday to Sunday

The Castle of Julius II

11 am – Thursday and Sunday

*May be closed for renovations


Mondays, January 1, May 1, December 25

Useful Information

Last entry is 1 hour before closing.

Check out the Castle of Julius II while visiting the site.

Limited access for those with mobility issues.

The following are prohibited: Soccer or the like, climbing on the ruins, writing on the walls, touching objects in the excavations and museum, picking flowers or branches, bicycles.