OSTIA ANTICA: THE ANCIENT CITY NEAR ROME YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF by Laura Longwell

Less than an hour from the heart of Rome are the ruins of an ancient city preserved by nature, much in the same way that the eruption of Mount Vesuvius stopped Pompeii in its tracks. One key difference (other than the drama of a volcanic eruption) is that, unlike the super popular Pompeii, very few tourists ever make their way to Ostia Antica from Rome. If you’ve already hit the highlights of the Eternal City, it’s worth the quick train trip to explore this formerly bustling port town.

 

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