You've read about it in the history books. Now it's your turn to take one of many flights to Rome to experience the glories of the classical world yourself. But time hasn't stood still in the capital of Italy. In fact, the ancient buildings and monuments often hide among the modern restaurants, museums, bars, and shops that have grown within the vibrant city.
Your flight will land at Leonardo da Vinci International, about 18.5 miles from the city center. For convenient car rentals in Rome, or as they're locally known, car hires, check around the airport. Then bypass the Colosseum and Forum, so you can experience an ancient city in its entirety. Drive to Ostia Antica, or Old Ostia, which was once Rome's harbor on the Tiber River before silting moved the shoreline closer to the sea. As you wander the cobblestone streets, it's easy to imagine former inhabitants hanging laundry from second-story windows or an audience cheering theatrical performances at the amphitheater. For a taste of modern waterside life, check out Anzio, known for its delicious seafood lunches and its ferries to the Pontine Islands. The local beaches here played a part during the Italian Campaign of World War II as an Allied landing site. The event is commemorated at the Anzio Beachhead Museum, which features uniforms and equipment from the era. Another museum, the Museo Civico Archeologico, explains the ruins of Roman villas that hug the coast.
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