General information regarding Ostia Antica's excavations

For additional information regarding the archeological site, you are pleased to contact directly the 'sovraintendenza' and the ticket office, you'll find their contacts at the bottom of this page. But please, make sure to read this page before doing that, you'll probably find the answers to most of your questions.
The best period to visit the excavations is surely the spring, from half March till the end of May. Another good period would be from the end of September to the beggining of November (weather allowing).

Ostia Antica's excavations timetable

Closed every Monday and in the 1st of January, 1st of May and on the 25th of December.

January and February, November and December:
08.30 - 16.00 (public exit within 17.00)

08.30 - 17.00 (public exit within 18.00)

From the Daylight saving time beginning (last Sunday of March) till October:
08.30 - 18.00 (public exit within 19.00)

From the last Sunday of October (end of Daylight saving time) till the 1st of November:
08.30 - 17.00 (public exit within 18.00)

Tickets information

The price of one ticket is 6,50 €.
The reduced ticket costs 3,25 €.
The price of the ticket includes the entrance to the museum.

The entrance is free for the European Union citizens who are below 18 years old and over 65 years old. Other reductions are avaliable at the ticket office.

How to reach the archaeological site

The address of the excavations is:
Scavi di Ostia - Via dei Romagnoli, 717 - 00119 Ostia Antica - Roma

By car you need to follow the signs to Ostia Antica, the excavations are along the main street (Via dei Romagnoli). You won't have problems finding them.

By metro if you are in the middle of Rome, for example at Termini, you need to take the line B direction Laurentina till Magliana (will take around 7 minutes) and from Magliana take the metro to Lido di Ostia till at Ostia Antica (will take around 20 minutes). As soon you are out of the station you'll see a blue foot bridge in front of you, cross it and keep going straight till you'll reach a fountain, cross the road in front of it and again keep going straight till the gate of the excavations (less then 2 minutes).

Other useful information

It's possible to reserve a guided tour from Tuesday to Sunday contacting the ticket office.
It's possible to have an audio guide in Italian, English and French, ask at the ticket office.
It's not allowed the access to the excavations with transportation which can stop at the checked parking (paying) close to the ticket office.
Disabled visitors can access the site in their car and use the reserved parking.
Braille text is available for blind visitors in the Piazzale delle Corporazioni.
There is also an itinerary for disabled visitors (with or without assistance) available from the ticket office to the Piazzale delle Corporazioni.
Within the excavations, right beside the Ostiense Museum and the offices, there's a cafe, restaurant and a bookshop.

Ticket office contacts

Phone / Fax:

Sovraintendenza contacts


Corrected by James, Alison Solvi