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Ostia Antica

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717 Viale dei Romagnoli, Ostia, Lazio 00119 | +39 06 56358099, Italy
Ostia Antica Ruins in Rome
Alamy
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Great value, Quirky/offbeat, Family-friendly, Off the beaten path

Just a 25-minute local train ride outside of Rome toward the coast is Ostia Antica, ancient Rome's port city. From the 4th century BC to the 5th century AD, Ostia Antica was a thriving commercial center whose population reached 60,00 people in its heyday. Today, the archaeological park is an incredible visit, and rivals Pompeii. A walk through the 100+ acres shows life as it was during its time as a Roman extension with existing structures of shops, apartment buildings, bath complexes, houses, temples, and precincts.

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