A car rental in Ostia, Italy is arguably the best way to explore the Tyrrhenian coastline and the city of Rome. With a rental car you'll tour this beautiful region at your own pace, free to linger at your favorite destinations or skip sites you're less interested in. While many travelers during peak season wait in lines at rental car desks at the Rome Fiumicino Airport, savvy travelers will rent a car in Ostia - just a half hour from Rome by car. Ostia's location right on the Mediterranean Sea has made it an attractive destination for Romans and other Europeans alike. Those who yearn for pristine Mediterranean beaches won't be disappointed in Ostia, but even if you prefer to tour inland, a car rental in Ostia will provide the freedom you need to be spontaneous and make the most of your trip to Italy.
Ostia is a very young city by Italian standards, having been founded in 1884 near the remains of the ancient port city of Rome. Nearby marshlands had to be drained in order to rid the area of malaria, which was widespread. In 1924, a railway was opened connecting Rome to the small town of Ostia, which quickly became the favorite sea resort of wealthy Romans, who constructed many Art Nouveau houses on the waterfront. After World War II, Ostia continued to grow as a tourist destination, however, sea pollution lowered the popularity of the city in the 1970's. In 1976, Ostia officially became a commune of Rome, which began working to improve the tourist appeal of the city and reduce pollution. Contemporarily, Ostia has regained its status as a popular beach resort due to its proximity to Rome Fiumicino Airport, which has led many travelers and airport employees to relax on the beach between flights.
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