Opening Hours & Prices

Archaeological Park of Ostia Antica


Open: Tuesday to Sunday

Closed: on Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, 25 December

Autumn/Winter Opening Hours:

  • 8.30 – 16.30 (last Sunday in October - 15 February, last entrance at 15.30);
  • 8.30 – 17.00 (16 February - 15 March, last entrance at 16.00);
  • 8.30 – 17.30 (16 March – last Sunday in March, last entrance at 16.30).

Spring/Summer Opening Hours:

  • 8.30 – 19.15 (last Sunday in March – 31 August; last entrance at 18.15);
  • 8.30 – 19.00 (1 September – 30 September, last entrance at 18.00);
  • 8.30 – 18.30 (1 October – last Sunday in October, last entrance at 17.30).

The Ticket desk and the Museum close one hour before the Park closing time.


Adults: € 12 

Reduced: € 2 (EU citizens between 18 and 25)

Annual Ticket: € 25 (free access to the Archaeological Park of Ostia Antica and temporary exhibitions, valid for one year as of date of issue).

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** Other free admission days for 2019

Decorated Houses

Some of Ostia’s decorated houses are open to public and can be visited on Sunday morning (meeting point in front of the Museum at 10.30) upon reservation only, with no extra-fees:

  • Casa di Diana,
  • Insula di Giove e Ganimede
  • Insula delle Pareti Gialle

To book your visit please submit your request to:

A reservation will only be considered valid if you have received confirmation.

The request should include:

  • In the mail object: “APERTURE CASE DECORATE DEL”, following the desired day of visit
  • Group number (up to 10 people)
  • All visitors’ last name and first name
  • Group coordinator’s last name, first name and phone number

Large luggage, suitcases, cabin bags, strollers and umbrellas are not allowed to the Decorated Houses. Dogs are not allowed in.


Imperial Harbours of Claudius and Trajan

Open: 10-16, January to March, on Thursdays, first and third Sunday of every month (visiting the area on different days is possible upon request and reservation).

Autumn 2019

  • September 2019: every Thursday from 10 to 16; first and third Saturday of the month from 10 to 16; European Heritage Days September 21-22 from 10am to 5.30pm.
  • From Saturday 28 September the project Navigare il Territorio starts again: every Saturday and Sunday from 28 September to 17 November from 10 to 18.
  • December 2019: the archaeological area opens every Thursday from 10am to 4pm; first and third Saturday of the month from 10 to 16.

Closed on 1 January, 1 May, the entire month of August, 25 December.

Entrance: via Portuense 2360, Fiumicino (RM), under the Via dell’Aeroporto di Fiumicino viaduct.

Admission: free.

Info and  group reservations:

+39 06 6529192, +39 06 6529445

Navigare il territorio

The area will also be open April to July and September to November, Thursday to Sunday with the cooperation of “Navigare il territorio”: more info about guided tours and workshops on


Necropolis of Porto

Open: 10-16, Thursday to Saturday, first and third Sunday of every month.

Closed on 1 January, 1 May, the entire month of August, 25 December.

Entrance: main gate in Via Monte Spinoncia 52; from Via dell’Aeroporto di Fiumicino, turn right to Via Cima Cristallo, then turn left to Via Pal Piccolo.

Admission: free.

Staff will welcome visitors and provide general info about the site.


Julius II Castle

Open: 10.00-17.00 on Saturdays and on Sundays (until December 22nd).

Admission: free

Guided tours:

  • On Saturdays and on Sundays: at 10.15, 11.45, 14.00, 15.30 for groups of maximum 20 people each (reservation directly on the site).