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).
Address: Viale Dei Romagnoli 717, 00119, Rome
Archaeological Site, Castle of Julius II, Decorated Houses
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
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
*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)
Audio Guides & Guided Tours
Decorated Houses – Accessible by Tour ONLY
Sunday mornings at 10:30 am
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
Contact Ostia Antica for more information.
Where Purchase Tickets
At the venue
*€1 booking fee is applied to each item purchased online.
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
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
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.