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Ostia Antica (Italy). 'Not many people make it out to Ostia Antica, Rome’s version of Pompeii. But make the effort and you’ll find that its wonderfully preserved ruins are easily on a par with the more famous sites in the city centre.'

15 Most Beautiful photos of Italy : Cities and Places to Visit in Italy ~ The Coloseum, Rome, Italy

from Full Suitcase - Family Adventures Around The Globe

5 Hidden Gems of Rome That Most Tourists Never See

Off the beaten path in Rome - great authentic local experiences that are probably not on your list. Walking distance from the city centre!

from Tour Italy Now

How It Came to Be: The Origins of the Vatican City

Visited - Rome, Italy God's beam of light in St. Peter's Basilica - (HDR) by farbspiel, via Flickr

72AD - The #Colosseum, #Rome - the Flavian Amphitheatre (Latin: Amphitheatrum Flavium; Italian: Anfiteatro Flavio or Colosseo) is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city. Built of concrete and stone. (photo // by Pierre Lesage via Flickr)