Visiting Rome and no time to go to Pompei? Well, Ostia Antica archeological site could well satisfy your ambitions of visiting the remains of an old Roman city.
Ostia Antica has been for centuries Rome seaport, until the change of the Tiber river course left it high and dry. The town was then abandoned and buried by centuries of sediment until the 19th century excavations.
Ostia Antica site is noted for the excellent preservation of its ancient buildings, magnificent frescoes and impressive mosaics, and is conveniently located less than one hour train from Roma Termini station.
To go to Ostia Antica web site, click here.
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I can highly recommend a visit to this site, just try to give yourself plenty of time and do some research before hand. It’s nowhere near as crowded as Pompeii. (But, do also go to Pompeii, if you can.)
La mia capitale e’ bellissima!