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Ostia Antica

Ostia Antica is a fantasic ancient place and it is worth paying for a guide if you can manage to get here. This was the port of ancient Rome, the River Tiber having changed its route somewhat since and was very much a working town, unlike the far more upper class Pompeii.

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  • Short time in Italy advice
    's Basilica (free) 3. Ostia Antica: just a 30 minute train ride out from Rome; cheaper than Pompeii and more fun in my book. Ostia was Rome's ancient port, and the city is remarkably well preserved. Take ...

  • kiwi couple have a week to appreciate italy
    Rather than making a very long trip to Pompeii, take the train 30 minutes outside of Rome to Ostia Antica. The archaeological park is phenomenal. The ruins are well preserved, and one stop further ...

  • Love in Italy
    of the attractions in 'Old Rome' are free. Go to Ostia Antica - accessible on the Roman suburban train line. Pompeii ...

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