cosa vedere a ostia


The Pier of Ostia

The first pier of Ostia was built entirely with beech sleepers. Replaced in 1940 in the fascist era it was 125 meters long and ended with a terrace overlooking the sea of ​​20 meters in diameter.

The flooring was travertine alternated with Bagnoregio stone. In 1943 the Germans partially demolished it by breaking it in two places.

It was rebuilt in 1956. Today thousands of tourists pass through here every year enjoying a vast landscape on the suggestive and romantic Mediterranean sea. The sunsets from here are unforgettable.

In 1916 Ostia is already known as a seaside resort, on the model of other maritime stations that arose in those years in Italy such as the most famous Riccione and Cesenatico.

At the beginning of the 30’s a twinning, until then not formalized, with the capital and Ostia becomes a district of Rome.

In 1961, a subsequent division was completed which has come down to us: Lido di Ponente, Lido di Levante and finally Castel Fusano.

Important and beautiful: The squares, the streets of the Center

Piazzale dei Ravennati, designed in 1931 and renovated in the 1940s when the pier was built.

Piazza della Posta is the first square you meet when you arrive from the Via del Mare a few steps from the pier.

Il Pontile of Ostia Today

The pier of Ostia is a few steps from our Bed&Breakfast  as well as the squares mentioned, from here you can also go down on foot and be immersed in the nightlife of Ostia given the strategic position of Barocchetto Romano.

Il Pontile di Ostia
In addition to the sea in Ostia there are always people, the seasons to the rhythm of the seasons but always popular … the weather always allows it, in the evening it becomes the meeting point for those who want to get away from the city. There are many bathing establishments as well as restaurants and nautical clubs.

Il Pontile is definitely a place to visit for the wonderful atmosphere that surrounds you and for its natural and romantic charm.Il Pontile di Ostia















Ostia Lido

As there are a lot of things to do in Ostia Italy,

there are many possibilities to spend your time.

If you go to Ostia, this means that you want to swim in the Italian sea during your visit in Rome.

Ostia lido, in fact, is very appreciated by all roman people that go there to have at least one day on the beach.

From April to October, many people spend some of their time walking on the sand or swimming.

But you can spend your leisure time in any other ways…..

Things To Do In Ostia Italy


The Old fisherman harbour

As you can imagine, like the most part of the Italian cities, Ostia has a lot of interesting place to be visited.

At  the Borghetto dei Pescatori in September you can take part to the Clams’ Festival and eat really good clams cooked in different ways.

This place is more interesting if you consider that it has created a great tourist’s attraction where there was only a poor area.

The charm of this area is undeniable and is probably due to the fisherman that here leave and work, closely to the sea.

Pedestrian area

Among the things to do in Ostia, Italy, you can not miss a walk along the new pedestrian area, close to Piazza Anco Marzio, where B&B Barocchetto Romano is.

The importance of Pier Paolo Pasolini is underlined by the other two monuments, all in Ostia, that have been dedicated to him.

Here you can see the statue dedicated to the famous Italian poet Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975), that was killed in this place.

The touristic harbour of Romeporto turistico di roma

For example you can not miss the touristic harbour, that is the ideal destination if you want to have a romantic walk.

Really close to Ostia and to the mouth of greatest river of Rome, the Tevere, in the northern zone, there is the tourist’s harbor of Rome.

Just like the port in Ostia, this harbor, too, was born in a place that has been abandoned for years and that is now a really nice meeting place, where have shopping, a walk or a drink with friends.


Basilica Santa Maria Regina Pacis

This is not one of the historical churches that you can find in so many town of Italy. It is only one hundred years old,

as it has been designed in 1916 by the engineer Paolo Orlando that really wanted to build a votive temple to the Queen of the Peace.

The desire was to ask to the Virgin the end of the war (the First World War was in fact in act).


chiesa di regna pacis ostia Lido


Pontile di OstiaIl Pontile

Among the things to do in Ostia, Italy, there is a walk along the Pier.

In has been inaugurated in 1940, but after three years it has been destroyed by the German troops

that were trying to avoid the landing of the Anglo-Americans

that were close to free Rome.

The archaeological park

When you go to Ostia, another place you can not miss is the archaeological park, that is one of the larger archaeological sites in the ancient Rome.

It is the evidence of a ‘castrum’ of the IV century B.C. that in the time developed to an important commercial center.

The foundation of aqueduct, of the harbor and of a large theater evidenced the great importance that the ancient Ostia reaches in the II century as commercial and cultural center.

Unfortunately, the change of the direction of the Tevere led to continuous cover-up of so that, when the river became no more navigable, Ostia starts its decline.

Only during the XIX century the excavation starts, to unearth the ruins of the glorious past.

The Ancient Theater

anfiteatro romano ostia anticaIn the ancient Ostia one of the most interesting find is the theater, that was capable to accommodate 2500 people.

Because of the growth of the city, that became an important cultural center, at the end of the II century the theater was enlarged, so that it could

accommodate about 4000 spectators.

Today the theater is still used, and several cultural events such as classical concerts, drama and dance are performed in this characteristic area.

The Ostia Antica village and the castle 

In 830, Gregorio IV found a village and start the construction of the walls to protect the inhabitants from the raids of the Saracens.

During the XV century the village was enlarged, a great tower was built together with a moat in which the water of the Tevere slided.

The castle was built in 1483, thanks to Giulio II: it was a fortress with a 24 meters fortified tower in the center of a polygonal bastion, that allowed a great protection in case of raids.

At the end of the XVI century the change of the course of the Tevere dry the moat so that the castle was left to its destiny.

During the XX century the restoration starts and today it is a great attraction point for tourists and visitors from everywhere.


Borgo di Ostia Antica