A Day Trip from Rome: A Kid-Friendly Alternative to Pompeii, Ostia Antica
Updated: Dec 17, 2019
Many people are unaware, just a 25-minute train ride away from Rome lies the magnificently preserved Roman town of Ostia Antica (Ancient Ostia). This archaeological park is lesser-known than Pompeii, but it’s ancient buildings, magnificent fresco's, and impressive mosaics have been excellently preserved. If you will be staying in Rome, this is an easier day trip than the two-plus hours trip down to Pompeii. Its trees provide shade (something Pompeii is lacking), and the lack of tourist make it an enjoyable visit with kids.
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The History of Ostia Antica
How to get to Osita Antica
Tips for visiting with kids
Highlights of Ostia Antica
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