After a 30-minute train ride, we will arrive at one of Italy’s greatest archeological sites. The seaside town of Ostia reached its peak in the 2nd century when it was a vital administrative center for commerce. Due to its burial under river mud for several centuries, we have the opportunity to explore the well-preserved, bustling Roman port town. Thanks to its proximity to Rome—it is a mere 25 minutes away by train from the Aurelian Walls—Ostia Antica makes a fantastic option for those who wish to visit Pompeii but are not able to make the trip south of Naples. During our time in Ostia Antica, we will walk the ancient streets and visit a bathing complex, temples, a theater, a forum, restaurants, and houses to gain a fuller picture of how ancient Roman towns functioned.
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