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Castello di Giulio II

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Piazza della Rocca, 00119 Ostia Antica, Italy
+39 06 5635 8013
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

A beautiful brick construction with a photogenic courtyard, and a walk up to tower to see an all-round view. Julius II who had the castle built was Michelangelo's pope. The scale is human and its proportions really satisfying. Entrance is free, but tours have timed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Saw this place from road - read about on google - asked locals who said not open. The key interesting points are: it once sat on the Tiber River and the river circulated around the castle making the moat water more dangerous, but the Tiber...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Very cool place to visit. Take the guided tour, you won't be sorry. We think our history is old, bah 250 yrs is nothing compared to the Etruscan and Roman history

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Retired0ne2
Reviewed 13 February 2018

The hotel is right in the heart of the city, just down the street from many great local restaurants. And not only is this a great hotel, it was also featured in the U2 video "All I Want Is You."

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Sal_Minella
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Several good restaurants within the historical walls of the castle... a great day trip from Rome with a good lunch then take the guide tour in the afternoon with many historical insights (1 hour tour was only in Italian; we don't know of there are...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Feb L
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Be sure to walk out there at night for those perfect night shots. It was closed on the Thursday that I went, but that my fault, I did not check the schedule.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank William M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

One cannot miss this Castello as it is situated exactly opposite Ostia Antica. Lovely architecture with easy parking available.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

This castle has a lot of history and unique structure. It is worth visiting if you love history. What was a real surprise for us was the lovely cafe they have at the roof top. The cafe had lovely food and the best view of...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank GCV1
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The castle is open to tourists every Saturday and Sunday, from the morning to the late afternoon. Each visit takes less than an hour, and it cost just 3 EUR per person. The guide is included, and she/he may speak English, depending on the the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Gian Marco L
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We visited the Castello at our second attempt on Saturday, May 6 at about 4pm. At the time of our three night stay in Ostia (in the Ostia Antica Suites), the Castello was open to visitors only on Saturdays and Sundays from 1000 until 1700....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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