Ostia, which comes from the Latin word which means "mouth" was literally the city at the mouth of Tiber River where trade, business and leisure abounded. Dating back as early as 1400 BC, it was a bustling city which featured spas and baths, gymnasium, amphitheatre, business centres, temples, necropolis and buildings. The city died and was forgotten when other ports opened. It was during the time of Mussolini when the archeological excavation started. Today, it is a sprawling "must-see" destination for first timers in Rome!
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