Ancient Rome

Ostia Antica – A tranquil gem a short stop from Rome

Author: timetravelrome /

Despite being so close to Rome, few tourists visit Ostia. For those that do, it’s a relaxed suburban train ride from Ostiense (near the Piramide Metro station) and a leisurely 5-minute walk to an archaeological site that recreates the past in a way that Rome cannot. Where the grand temples and monuments of the ancient Roman capital have undergone centuries of modification, and [...]

2019-04-22T12:33:38+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , |

Exploring Modern Pompeii

Author: timetravelrome /

Pompeii is an amazing park. It plunges the visitor into a vision of Roman life, and also brings its human tragedy into sharp focus. Yet years of digging, poor early oversight, and improper protection of the site have forced frequent rebuilding. Many buildings are not ancient, but reconstructions meant to return the city to some semblance of its former glory. It doesn’t detract [...]