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Castello della Rovere

Castello della Rovere Review

Before exploring Ostia Antica's ruins, it's worth taking a tour through the medieval borgo (town). The distinctive Castello della Rovere, easily spotted as you come off the footbridge from the train station, was built by Pope Julius II when he was the cardinal bishop of Ostia in 1483. Its triangular form is unusual for military architecture. Inside are (badly faded) frescoes by Baldassare Peruzzi and a small museum of ancient Roman and medieval pottery that was found on the site.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza della Rocca, Ostia Antica, 00119
  • Phone: 06/56358013
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: By tour only: Thurs. 10 and noon, Sun. 11 and noon
  • Website:
  • Location: Ostia Antica
Updated: 04-05-2013

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