Ostia Antica is an ancient port in Rome, an easy 30 minute ride from the city, is a great alternative to Pompeii, especially with kids. After the fall of Rome, Ostia Antica, the city’s port on the Mediterranean, was buried by centuries of river mud. As a result, like Pompeii much farther south, it is today one of the best examples of an ancient Roman town in all of Italy, with most of its buildings intact, fantastic mosaics, and the oldest synagogue in Europe.
Here you’ll find amphitheaters, bath houses, apartment complexes and even Europe’s oldest synagogue. The open air atmosphere in a contained area gives kids the opportunity to wander around without limits. On your return, stop to take a dip in the sea or enjoy a snack at one of many eateries on the shore. Ostia Antica is a large archeological site, close to the modern suburb of Ostia, that was the location of the harbor city of ancient Rome, which is approximately 30 kilometers to the northeast.
A rental car is an extremely useful and practical solution to visit the places around. Renting a car is actually the best solution. It will offer independence from fixed bus and train schedules as well as from the random transportation hassles that might tend to occur when travelling to the tourist attractions from all the places in Italy. You will be able to move from one place to the next at your leisure.
car-rental-italy provides cars on hire at economical prices and has special packages on offer especially for the tourists visiting Italy. They have on offer a wide variety of cars to cater to your individual needs from 2 door economy cars to 9 seat Minivans, automatic transmission cars and much more, to give you a hassle free commuting experience during your holiday in Italy.