"Landscape + Ruins : A Beautiful Combination" Top 5 Page for this destination Ostia Antica by von.otter

Ostia Antica Travel Guide: 59 reviews and 254 photos

"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 classical 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.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It is a quick, easy escape from Rome’s hustle.
  • In a nutshell:It is a peaceful day in the country.
  • Last visit to Ostia Antica: May 2007
  • Intro Updated Mar 21, 2013
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    very nice page pate :O)

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2008 at 1:52 AM

    Grazie mille per questi tips C'e sono molto interessanto. And they are the most informative & fascinating tips I've read about Ostia Antica. Hope I get time to visit this place during my visit to Rome next April.

  • BarryAir's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Roma and Ostia...two fantastic places in my heart....Barry in Louisiana (disaster area)

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