Travel Blogs from Ostia, Italy

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A day at the beach, Lido di Ostia, Italy travel blog

A day at the beach

A travel blog entry by sbbwebsters

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... had so far. Since it is our last day in Rome and we needed a relaxing day, we went to the beach. The beach was called Ostia Lido, just like Briana said up there. I should have written first because now it won't be as interesting, since we both did the ...

ostia antica, Roma / Ostia, Italy travel blog

ostia antica

A travel blog entry by roman_around

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... of them are destined to be decorations on the Xmas tree. Later, the whole tribe took the Metro and then a train out to Ostia Antica. Ostia (mouth - as the mouth of the Tiber) was the ancient seaport of Roma. It was a wealthy and important town in its ...

It smells like life here!, Ostia Antica, Italy travel blog

It smells like life here!

A travel blog entry by jayneandmark

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... after a quick breakfast and warm shower, made our way to the metro station.  Our goal today:  get to and wander about Ostia Antica, the primary port for ancient Rome.  To do this we had to transfer to the other metro line and then hop on ...

xmas eve, xmas and boxing day, Roma, Italy travel blog

xmas eve, xmas and boxing day

A travel blog entry by roman_around

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Boxing day - 26 Dec. 2005. On Christmas eve, we all went together to the market near the metro station to get the provisions for our Christmas dinner. Marcello and Nell arrived that morning so we met them at the metro station and the kids walked them ...

The walls are tumbling down, Ostia, Italy travel blog

The walls are tumbling down

A travel blog entry by einsinaminion

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... very nice (considering the mess I made (Rachel was way too kind on her blog) in booking our accommodations in Florence over Italy's Labour Day, we were very grateful to have beds!!!!) and the garage where Chris parked the car on Wednesday delivered the ...

Tivoli and the last day in Roma, Roma, Italy travel blog

Tivoli and the last day in Roma

A travel blog entry by eurotrash

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... lucky to catch a few glympses of the exotic marbles that the Pope had managed to damage and subsequently left behind. Ostia also has many gorgeous mozaic floors - including pictures of fish, men boxing and charioteers in action ...

Ostia Antica and Cerveteri, Ostia Antica, Italy travel blog

Ostia Antica and Cerveteri

A travel blog entry by courtneybrannan

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... so we aren’t exactly sure what our bus driver was doing.  We finally got off the bus and it was raining, as usual.  Ostia Antica is an abandoned city that used to be a port that sat on the edge of the Tevere (Tiber River) but over time the ...

Hoy y Ostia!, Ostia, Italy travel blog

Hoy y Ostia!

A travel blog entry by marianobracco

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... cosa de antepasados, será el porteñaje o será el Diego?! Cerca esta Pompeya que visitaré el viernes y asi puedo comparar con Ostia Antigua… a, no les conté que fui a Ostia Antigua el sábado pasado mientras Lu se iba con Andrea y Diego a un ...

Ahh the serenity of the beach.. Ostia!, Ostia, Rome, Italy travel blog

Ahh the serenity of the beach.. Ostia!

A travel blog entry by bjw1981

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... now in another country. At the interchange you miss the last train and you are 25km from your destination! Faaaaaaaaark! We ended up in Ostia which is located on the beach, outside of Rome and it is where we are based. The beach is so fucking awesome ...

From the Via Appia to the Via Aurelia, Lido di Ostia, Italy travel blog

From the Via Appia to the Via Aurelia

A travel blog entry by apeoffools

We passed Rome on the coast on the "Via Appia" an then we took the " Via Aurelia" on our way to the north. ...

Day one and our plan for the rest of the trip, Ostia, Italy travel blog

Day one and our plan for the rest of the trip

A travel blog entry by gsturm

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... in cab and were there in 20 minutes.  The site was huge, described as similar to Pompeii without the people.  Ostia Antica was the harbor for ancient Rome.  It consists of old warehouses, an amphitheater and various stores.  We ...

The Better Pompei, Ostia, Italy travel blog

The Better Pompei

A travel blog entry by lindalochrie

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... It was Rome's first and most important port city until it was continuously ransacked by pirates and eventually the people of Ostia abandoned it.  The apartment walls still hold their shape, although originally they were 4 stories high.  You can ...

Pompei, Naples, Amalfi Coast and Ostia, Ostia Antica, Italy travel blog

Pompei, Naples, Amalfi Coast and Ostia

A travel blog entry by heathalessleofo

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... ’t think he would fit but then we persuaded him to come.  After that we headed back to the van.  I liked Ostia a lot. S – I really liked Pompei.  They are ruins of a city from Roman times that got covered in ash when a volcano ...

Lido di Ostia - die römische Alte Donau, Lido di Ostia, Italien travel blog

Lido di Ostia - die römische Alte Donau

A travel blog entry by siso

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... Nachmittag das Eintreffen einer Störung vorhergesagt wurde und es in der Nacht regnen soll, habe ich einen Strandbesuch in Ostia einem Museumsbesuch vorgezogen. In ein Museum gehe ich auch bei Regen, an den Strand eher nicht. Den Vormittag habe ich ...

The start of my journey in Italy, Ostia, Italy travel blog

The start of my journey in Italy

A travel blog entry by c.i.222

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... Since it was Sunday, most of the shops were closed. I walked about 7 miles today. From airport to hotel in Ostia       Airport Palace Hotel, Ostia The streets look empty of pedestrians because it was Sunday.     ...

Kontrastprogramm: Villa Borghese und Ostia Antica, Acilia-castel Fusano-ostia Antica, Italien travel blog

Kontrastprogramm: Villa Borghese und Ostia Antica

A travel blog entry by siso

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... eine Strassenbahn ein, die mich an Lateran und Colosseum vorbeibringt. Endstation ist bei Piramide und ich beschließe spontan nach Ostia Antica zu fahren, wenn ich schon beim entsprechenden Bahnhof bin. In Rom beginnt es außerdem gerade zu ...

Our last day in Rome!, Ostia, Italy travel blog

Our last day in Rome!

A travel blog entry by hyperpipe

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Took both a@b metro lines and then commuter train to Ostia. Little town by airport close to beaches . Huge ruins there and museum. Walked on the site for 2 hours saw about 1/3 of it . Ruins were excavated starting in the 1800's . They were from the 1st ...

Ostia Antica, Ostia Antica, Italy travel blog

Ostia Antica

A travel blog entry by tcellucci

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... non-EU like us, children 6 years and older are supposed to pay the full adult price.  That's really pretty aggravating that Italy upcharges for children at a world heritage site, so I can only hope we have special EU prices for visitors at home. We ...

Beach Babes!, Lido di Ostia, Italy travel blog

Beach Babes!

A travel blog entry by teensyhope

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    That's right, we went to the beach this morning. The Mediterranean Sea. Do I need to say anything else? You're probably jealous enough to kill me already (I know I would be...) so, I'll just continue on.     We road the ...

Viterbo to Ostia Antica, Acilia-Castel Fusano-Ostia Antica, Italy travel blog

Viterbo to Ostia Antica

A travel blog entry by bgavin

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Longish 75 miles to close to the coast just west of Rome. Temperatures in the low 90s made it seem a bit of a slog. Beautiful country for the first half - another dip in another caldera lake, Lago di Bracciano. This was Eros's old stomping ground in the ...

Piles of Amazing Bricks, Ostia, Italy travel blog

Piles of Amazing Bricks

A travel blog entry by summersabroad

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... ancient city ended up covered up and was only excavated recently.  Pretty remarkable as you can see from the pictures.   After Ostia, we hit some of the unskippable sites in the middle of the city, like the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. ...

Ostia Antica and More Churches *Shocker*, Ostia, Italy travel blog

Ostia Antica and More Churches *Shocker*

A travel blog entry by jmarmstrong

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... were true cobblestones on the grounds and what is left of the brick foundations of the former city walls and homes. At Ostia Antica, the mosaic flooring of the community baths were even pristinely preserved. Unfortunately it was pouring rain so we didn't ...

Benvenuto in Italia., Lido di Ostia, Italy travel blog

Benvenuto in Italia.

A travel blog entry by suzieb2

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... why I was not about to take any crap from the taxi driver who wanted me to pay 60 euro for a 10 minute ride to Lido di Ostia, a town right near the airport where I decided to stay for the night… because I thought it would be easy. Wrong! The taxi I ...

Navigating Traffic, Ostia, Italy travel blog

Navigating Traffic

A travel blog entry by danorr

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... I when we put on sun screen as if to say "what is that?" haha, seriously. Our last stop of the day was at Ostia Antica, a preserved ancient Rome city that used to serve as the main trading port for Rome. It was beautiful. About half of it was cleaned ...

Day at the beach (lido), Ostia, Italy travel blog

Day at the beach (lido)

A travel blog entry by neumannm

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Had we been in Rome over the summer, we would have come here all the time along with the thousands of Romans.  Being that we were here over the winter and spring, we got to experience these beaches near Rome without the crowds.  The last time ...

Ostian Holiday, Ostia, Italy travel blog

Ostian Holiday

A travel blog entry by brookskeith

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... not today.  Like it's eastern cousin the Meander River, the Tiber's perpetual depositing of silt combined with earthquakes have distanced Ostia Antica from the water today by some 3 kilometers.  But back then, Ostia was the Tiber's mouth to the ...

A surprisingly amazing day!, Ostia Antica, Italy travel blog

A surprisingly amazing day!

A travel blog entry by kazbar212

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Chillin With Napoleon, Isola De Elba, Italy travel blog

Chillin With Napoleon

A travel blog entry by cerwinsvoboda

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On Thursday I hung out at JJ's Cathedral Bar/ Pub and have properly dubbed the Duomo the "Duom-izzle". Don't ask me why. But I did. I didn't have my camera with me so I cant really call upon my "photo journal" as it ran out of batteries quite early in ...

Ostia and Rome, Ostia, Italy travel blog

Ostia and Rome

A travel blog entry by colinhardcastle

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... the river Tibre, and used to be by the sea.  But due to flooding and other changes over 2000 years, it is now landlocked. Ostia was Rome's main port, and used to be the home to about 100,000 people at the height of the Roman Empire.  Not a ...

Sailing, Ostia, Italy travel blog

Sailing

A travel blog entry by rla83

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... , an older man walked in and turned right back around.   When we woke up Sunday morning we started our trip back to Ostia. Ostia is the port outside of Rome. Poor Megan had been sea sick the entire trip. As we got into rougher waters, everyone else ...

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