B & B Il Giardino Pensile

Via Enrico Josi 5, Ostia Antica, 00124, Italy
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The Park at Ostia Antica, May 2007The Park at Ostia Antica, May 2007

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Young Man on the Ruined Walls.Young Man on the Ruined Walls.

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Is there a faster/easier way from Civitavecchia to Ostia Antica than thru Termini

by itchie75

Do we have to go from the train station at Civitavecchia to Termini and then catch a train back to Ostia Antica or is there a stop sooner (on the way to Roma) that we can get off at and then catch a train back to Ostia Antica? Like the Piramide stop? Or?

Also I saw that you can take a boat along the Tiber river from Rome to Ostia Antica. Has anyone experienced that good or bad, cost, and the location to catch the boat relative to Termini or other stop?

I know I can spend mucho EURO for a taxi or shuttle but trying to keep it resonable.

Re: Is there a faster/easier way from Civitavecchia to Ostia Antica than thru Termini

by qaminari

Going into Rome from Civitavecchia the train stops at Roma Ostiense before Termini. The train to Lido di Ostia leaves from Roma Ostia (next to Piramide metro station), which is about 200m from Roma Ostiense; so yes, it would be quicker to get off at Ostiense and walk over.
Don't know about the boat except that it departs from Ponte Marconi which is a longish walk from station EUR Marconi on metro line B.

Re: Is there a faster/easier way from Civitavecchia to Ostia Antica than thru Termini

by qaminari

... and costs €13, see http://www.rexervation.com/tutte_crociere_bt.asp?pagina=0
Marconi is 3 stops South of Piramide - and therefore of Ostiense - on the blue line (7 from Termini).

Travel Tips for Ostia Antica

Please don't use these

by sinoda

This has been a public toilet facility (latrine).
People were sitting close to each other on maybe marble desks with holes in them. Beneath there must have been water running to dispose the droppings...

this seems very eloborate.

Wear and tear

by iandsmith

You see walls as solid as this and wonder how they would ever enter a state of collapse, but weather is an ever present thing and time is its companion in the process of decay.
Old arches crumbling into ruin evoke images of more prosperous times in the port city, now 5 kilometres from the sea.
The buildings were often blocks of flats, around 5 stories high but the remains today hardly ever breach the two storey barrier.

Teatro - The theatre at Ostia Antica

by icunme

A grand outdoor museum - smaller than Pompeii but more intimate and certainly less crowded. The theatre - a lovely place to just sit and rest awhile - much to see and enjoy inside and outside the theatre.

Construction in the age of Augusto, a registration attributes it to Agrippa who died in the 12 a.c. With rear and coevo (the Large square of the Corporations) it formed a huge complex and accommodated 4000 spectators. At the end of IVth century the building was restored by Ragonio Vincenzio Celso. The entrance corridor was strengthened using bases of statues taken from the Large square of the Corporations that was by now in abandonment. At that time, Celso erected a statue of Rome, whose pedestal rises today behind the east ninfeo. In this late age the theatre came moreover adapted to colimbetra for aquatic shows “tetinimi” in which the Nereidi and the nymphs of classic mythology exhibited.

Landscape + Ruins : A Beautiful Combination

by von.otter

"A killer whale was actually seen in the harbor of Ostia, locked in combat with the Emperor Claudius. She had come when he was completing the construction of the harbor, drawn there by the wreck of a ship bringing leather hides from Gaul, and feeding there over a number of days, had made a furrow in the shallows …"
— From "On Natural History" by Pliny the Elder (23-79 AD)

A WHALE OF A TIME—Visiting Ostia Antica is a grand way to pass the day. You will rejoice in the beautiful combination of landscape and ruins.

You can have some fun with this headless figure. In May of 2007 we found it reclining outside the Caffetteria degli scavi. For a fast-food joint, the food was quite good — but then this is Italy, where the food is always good.

HALF DAY ON OSTIA ANTICA

by lina112

The beautifully preserved ruins of Ostia lie twenty miles from Rome, in the meadows between the Tiber River and the Tyrrhenian Sea. It was founded, probably in the 4th century BC, as a military colony to guard the river mouth against seaborne invasions. Later, during the centuries when virtually all imports reached the Capital via the Tiber, Ostia gained prominence as the domestic landing for cargo boats. By the 2nd century AD, it had become a flourishing commercial center inhabited by upwards of 100,000 people, whose apartment buildings, taverns, and grocery shops are still intact.

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