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Lido di Ostia

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Lido di Ostia.

Lido di Ostia features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Rome City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Popular beach resort
  • Miles of beautiful sandy sea shore

Time required: 120 minutes

Public transport:

  • Roma Lido Line: Lido Centro station

Address: Lungomare Paolo Toscanelli, Rome

Things you need to know:

  • Ostia is a sea side neighborhood on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea
  • It is quite popular among Romans who come here on the summer weekends or spend their summer holidays here
  • The neighborhood was founded in 1884 after the nearby malaria infested marshland was reclaimed
  • After the Rome-Ostia railway opened in 1924, the village quickly became Romans' favorite sea resort
  • That is when the Art Nouveau houses that line the waterfront were built
  • The town received its ultimate architectural character in the Fascist era when many new buildings and infrastructure were developed in Stile Littorio and Rationalism styles
  • Such developments included a second road to Rome, the promenade or a water airport

What to do there:

  • After getting off the train we recommend taking the 07 or 070 bus (litorale). This bus goes further down along the coast. Soon it starts stopping at so called "cancelli" (beach gates) numbered from 1 to 8
  • Get off from the bus at gate #6 and you will find a beautiful beach (entrance fee applies)
  • You will enjoy the visit even in the winter by taking a relaxing walk on the sea shore

Tips & Insights:

  • Be prepared for a huge crowd on weekends
  • The beach also has a vibrant nightlife and outstanding seafood restaurants
  • The Roma-Ostia-Lido "trenino" (little train) is part of Rome's metro system
  • The whole journey requires only one ticket. So keep it right to the end

Lido di Ostia features in these preplanned City Guides: