Domus Antica

Via Gherardo 30, Ostia Antica, 00125, Italy
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The Park at Ostia Antica, May 2007The Park at Ostia Antica, May 2007

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Rome to Lido di Ostia

by heidizorzi

Please help. We are travelling from Salerno to Lido di Ostia to stay our last night in Italy near the airport. Is it best to take the train from Salerno back to Rome and then back to Lido di Ostia? If so what is the best way to get from Rome to Lido di Ostia? What are the station names in Lido di Ostia? I will ask the hotel which is closest.

Re: Rome to Lido di Ostia

by TheWanderingCamel

Trains go directly from Salerno to Rome's Termini station all through the day - check times here

Getting to Lido di Ostia from Termini is quite straight forward. It takes a bit over half an hour with a short Metro ride and a transfer to a local train. You only need to buy a Metro ticket - it covers the train section as well. When you get to Termini, go to the Metro and take line B to the Piramide stop. At Piramide, follow the signs to Lido. All trains at this station go to Lido, they leave every 15 minutes. Look for the lighted schedule at each track - it will read something like, “Treno in partenza alle ore 13.25,” which translates to “Train departing at 13:25.” Find the train departing next, hop on, ride for about 30 minutes (keep your Metro ticket handy), and get off at the end.

Ask your hotel for directions from the station

Re: Rome to Lido di Ostia

by leics

You can find train times, details and fares for Italian trains in English on the official railway website:

It will give you information about the Salernno>Rome segment. However, it will not list trains from Rome to Ostia Lido as this line is a commuter-train operated by the Lazio authorities rather than Trenitalia (I think).

From Termini it is a simple matter of getting the Metro to Pyramide and then the onward train to Lido (trains are commuter-type, more like Metro carriages). Metro map here:

You simply walk up from the Metro station to the adjoining overground train station, buy your ticket (cheap) and get on the next train available. Trains are frequent (about 2 an hour, I think).

You could, of course, take a taxi to Pyramide, although that would not be a cheap option.

As far as know there is only one station at Lido (the one before is Ostia Scavi). It is not a huge place.

Travel Tips for Ostia Antica

Opening time and prices

by lina112

November, December, January and February: 8.30am-16.00pm
March: 8.30am-17.00pm
From last sunday of march until october: 8.30am-18.00pm

Closed on mondays.

Prices: 4 euros

Free for european union citizens under 18 and over 65 years old.
Other reductions and exemptions available at the ticket offices.

The way of the tourist

by iandsmith

I remember taking this shot. I had become a little frustrated at not being able to get an overall view of the site so I ended up climbing some ancient staircase that now led to nowhere and managed to get a picture to give others some idea of the layout.
This is looking down via della Casa di Diana.

The theatre

by iandsmith

Theatres in Roman times weren't, contrary to popular belief, all that popular. I can sort of relate to them a little bit because, coming from Australia, I have first hand knowledge of a culture that idolizes sport but has art a little further down the list.
The Romans, being a cruel natured people, were more into butchering people than watching plays, music etc., as clearly evidenced by the crowds at the Colisseum and the like. Also, many of the theatres were only built of wood as they were viewed as temporary structures. Vicenza has probably the finest remaining example of such an edifice.
The small theatre at Ostia Antica still has open air concerts enacted in the summer months.
This picture is a detail of some of the sculpture that was situated behind the stage.

How did that get here?

by iandsmith

I vividly remember pullilng up and wondering what on earth that large building was.
Unmentioned in my guide book it turns out to be the Castello di Giulio II, or, in plainer English, the Castle of Pope Giulius II. Built at the end of the 15th century it’s a typical example of renaissance military architecture. Inside we find a historical museum, remains of the archaeological diggings, interesting renaissance frescoes and documents about middle age Ostia.
To an unfamiliar (in the realm of castles) viewer such as myself, this place appeared significant but, as you can read in the previous chapter, the Saracens viewed it differently.
To view the castle on the inside it is advisable to ring beforehand but it certainly added something unexpected to my Ostia Antica visit. This shot was taken from the main road, across from the entrance to Ostia Antica.

ostia antica

by moacha

"The Ruins with mosaics"

I love stones and like ruins. Among the ancient ruins, that in which mosaic drawing remains is rare. I want to visit Ostia antica very much.
The ruins of this important Roman settlement, founed back in the 4th century BC, stand in the hart of a splendid park near the mouth of Tiber. Originally a fortified citadel controlling acces to Rome by river, Ostia grew over five centuries yo become an improtant city. The first set of perimeter walls were exceeded in 1st centuty BC by a new tier of walls, complete with turrets and three gates: Porta Romana, Porta Maria and Porta Laurentia. The main road, The Decuman, was about nine metres wide and almost tow tow kilometres long. Today, visitor can still make their way down this majestic axal road stepping over the anciebt basalt paving sabs, its characteritic broad volcanic stones.

In the ruins of Ostia Antica, you can imagine a life of the people from the Roman Empire, and can meet with the nature which is not different from that time.


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