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      Rome Mar 24, 2014 at 8:38 AM

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      Rome experts: which is your most favourite gelateria?

      Rome Apr 4, 2014 at 7:39 AM

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      Luggage storage

      by RobertC51 Online Now Jun 5, 2013 at 9:30 PM

      We want to stop to visit Ostia on the way from Rome to Cvitavecchia to catch our cruise. Is there luggage storage at Ostia? or Ostiense station?

      16 Answers Jun 7, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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      Available Tours at Ostia Antica

      by JFN41 Online Now Apr 23, 2013 at 5:10 PM

      I wish to finally make a visit to Ostia when in Rome the first ten days of May.
      What do they have in the way of guided tours (not private tours) at the site itself?
      The info for the transportation from Rome is very good. Anyhing even more recent?

      3 Answers Apr 24, 2013 at 10:28 AM
    • Taxi from Ostia to FCO airport

      by cherisprauer Online Now Jul 3, 2011 at 1:08 PM

      How and where would I call a taxicab to get from OA to the airport/

      1 Answer Jul 3, 2011 at 2:27 PM
    • Luggage storage

      by cherisprauer Online Now Jul 3, 2011 at 1:06 PM

      Is there somewhere to store carry-on luggage when visiting the ruins? Planning on spending our last day at OA before a 8:00pm flight so we will have our luggage with us.

      1 Answer Jul 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM
    • Rome to Lido di Ostia

      by heidizorzi Online Now May 18, 2009 at 9:13 PM

      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.

      2 Answers May 18, 2009 at 11:12 PM
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      Is there a faster/easier way from Civitavecchia to Ostia Antica than thru Termini

      by itchie75 Online Now Jul 12, 2008 at 1:47 PM

      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.

      2 Answers Jul 12, 2008 at 2:40 PM
    • From Rome to Ostia and back

      by rosepetal720 Online Now Apr 18, 2008 at 1:09 PM

      All of these forums talk about how to get from the airport to Ostia; does anyone know the best way to get from Rome to Ostia? I was thinking of taking the cruise ship, but it only lets you stay in Ostia 2 hours. Is that really going to be enough time? I'm trying to figure out if I can take a bus there, what buses go there, what times, or maybe if I should take a cab... I just don't know! Any advice would by much appreciated.

      10 Answers Jun 2, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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      Cotral bus stop near Ostia Antica

      by mccalpin Online Now Aug 16, 2007 at 12:02 PM

      Guys, in doing some research, I have found a Cotral bus schedule that appears to run from Fiumicino airport to Ostia, via Ostia Antica, but I want to make sure I understand what I'm seeing online.

      First, go to cotralspa.it/PDF_Orari/AFC1.... . Note that buses leave from the terminal at Fiumicino for national flights, does something about "Roma Ostia Cineland v.Dei Romagnoli", then proceeds to Ostia's train station.

      My questions are:
      1. Where exactly is this Cineland stop? The address for Cineland is Via dei Romagnoli, 515, which appears to be close to the entrance of the Scavi (at Viale dei Romagnoli, 717?), but how close? I ask because the the bus evidentally comes down from the airport on the Via dell'Aeroporto di Fiumicino, stops at the intersection with the Via della Scafa, then continues until it hits the Via del Mare. If the bus continues to the train station in Ostia, it would take a right, away from Ostia Antica. Does it drop Ostia Antica passengers there (about a kilometer aways from the site), or does it take a left, go up the Via del Mare/Viale dei Romagnoli closer to the scavi, drop people off, then turn around and go to Ostia Lido?

      2. The "Roma Ostia Cineland v.Dei Romagnoli" stop is marked on the timetable with "(*)" in each case. The footnote says that "nota: (*) = Orario non garantito". What does that mean exactly? I understand the literal translation of "timetable not guaranteed", but I am thinking it also means something else. For example, does it mean that it doesn't make this stop unless you request it (although another phrase is usally used for that)? Or does it literally mean only what it says - that the bus gets there when it gets there, but it will get there?

      Is this obscure enough for you??? ;-) Thanks!

      Bill

      3 Answers Jun 2, 2009 at 12:10 PM
    • Fiumicino to Ostia Antica?

      by dcpowell8234 Online Now Nov 7, 2006 at 9:47 AM

      We will be staying in a small resort in Fiumicino for one day post cruise. Our one day is the day before Easter Sunday and we are thinking we would like to stay away from the crowds in Rome on that day (We will have had 3 days in Rome pre-cruise). Ostia Antica sounds like an interesting place to visit during that one day - but how best to get from our lodging to Ostia Antica? Rent a car? Bus? Train? Can you think of a better way to spend our day? Thanks!

      2 Answers Nov 7, 2006 at 11:02 AM
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      How to rent an appartment in Lido di Ostia

      by GUYON Online Now Aug 17, 2006 at 12:27 PM

      I am looking for a local real estate agent to rent a vacation appartment in Lido di Ostia near Rome for one week. Could you suggest me an address ?

      Cerco un'agenzia immobiliari per affittare un'appartamento a Lido di Ostia per une settimana durante le vacanze. Mi puo indicare un'indirizzo ?

      Thanks - Grazie

      RAY

      2 Answers Aug 17, 2006 at 4:17 PM
    • Possible to visit Ostica Antica while on a layover at Rome airport?

      by bostonbali Online Now Jul 16, 2006 at 6:23 PM

      Hi,
      it seems that Ostica Antica is only 9KM away from FCO, Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino airport. We'll have a 5 hour layover, and were thinking of taking a cab a visiting Ostia Antica.
      Do you think this plan is doable? Is it easy to find a cab outside the ruins once we're done and need to hurry back to the airport?
      We could only allocate about 3 hours at Ostica Antica, but seems like it's still worth it.
      Thanks for any feedback!

      3 Answers Jul 17, 2006 at 6:52 AM
    • the forum and the temple of Jupiter

      by lientja_no1 Online Now Sep 27, 2005 at 1:53 PM

      Hi, I have to give a presentation for my school class in Ostia, about the forum and the temple of Jupiter there. But I can't find any information on it! just pictures... If somebody could tell me something about this subject?
      thank you!

      3 Answers Sep 27, 2005 at 2:43 PM
    • How to reach Ostia from Fiumicino Airport

      by JoroIliev Online Now Jul 10, 2005 at 11:05 PM

      Hi guys,
      I will have a stopover in Rome ( on July 20) and I would like to go to Ostia for a couple of hours. Can you tell me if there is a metro line or bus from Fiumicion airport to Ostia Antica.
      Thanks a lot,
      George

      4 Answers Jul 25, 2005 at 12:09 AM
    • Travel from Civitavecchia to Ostia Antica

      by fplayfoot Online Now Feb 18, 2005 at 10:45 AM

      I will arrive at Civitavecchia on a cruise and we would like to go to Ostia Antica the fastest way possible.

      1 Answer Mar 29, 2006 at 8:08 PM
    • Ostia Antica on Monday?

      by ToniL Online Now Jun 18, 2004 at 5:56 PM

      Is it possible to visit Ostia Antica on a Monday? I read that it was closed Mondays in an older guidebook, and am hoping to visit there on October 25. Thanks!