Rome/Pompei/Ostia

Old Feb 17th, 2008, 03:09 PM
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Rome/Pompei/Ostia

Will be in Rome in October. Considering a day trip to Pompei, but some say that Ostia is just as interesting, and a much less tiring day trip. Would appreciate any input.
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Old Feb 17th, 2008, 03:57 PM
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Ostia is a more realistic day trip from Rome. Pompeii would be a more realistic day trip from Naples.
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Old Feb 17th, 2008, 05:23 PM
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We've been to both and I don't think Ostia is equal to Pompeii, but it certainly is worth a visit and, as noted in the previous post, a much more realistic day trip from Rome.
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Old Feb 17th, 2008, 05:42 PM
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I have not been to Ostia Antica, but I have gone to Pompeii twice as a day trip from Rome and loved it. The stories I read about Pompeii as a child have fascinated me all my life, so it was worth it to me to spend a couple of hours each way to get there. I would like to see Ostia if I go to Rome again, but I would not have wanted to miss out on Pompeii.
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Old Feb 17th, 2008, 10:10 PM
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Hi

I can only comment on Rome. My wife and I went there a couple of years back and here is my trip report with pictures and links http://gardkarlsen.com/rome_italy.htm . Hope that you can find some useful info there

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Old Feb 17th, 2008, 10:25 PM
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This may help you decide. http://www.ostia-antica.org/indexes.htm

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Old Feb 17th, 2008, 10:28 PM
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We did a day trip to Pompeii from Rome. Long day - but quite do-able.
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