Ostia

[ os-tee-uh; Italian aw-styah ]
/ ˈɒs ti ə; Italian ˈɔ styɑ /

noun

a town in central Italy, SW of Rome: ruins from 4th century b.c.; site of ancient port of Rome.

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Ostia
/ (ˈɒstɪə) /

noun

an ancient town in W central Italy, originally at the mouth of the Tiber but now about 6 km (4 miles) inland: served as the port of ancient Rome; harbours built by Claudius and Trajan; ruins excavated since 1854
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