The Castle of Julius II

Local nameCastello di Giulio II
LocationZona XXXV Ostia Antica, Rome, Italy

Also called Rocca di Ostia, this castle is part of the Ostia Antica museum complex.

Built in the 15th century, the fort played an important role in the history of the areas surrounding it. When visiting, try to catch a group tour with one of the local volunteer guides. They can provide a lot of intriguing information about the fortress.

Do not forget to look around after you climb the castle's tower. The views of Saint Peter's Basilica you get from there are priceless.

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Opening hours

Thu, Sun: 11 am - noon (a guided tour)


Adults: €9
EU citizens between 18 and 25: €6
Children under 18: free

More information and contact



Phone +39 6/56350215

Address 8 Piazza della Rocca, Ostia Antica 00119, Italy

Coordinates 41°45'33.6" N 12°18'4.292" E

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