Observations and reflections about my life in Rome, including the excursions that take me beyond the walls...
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Visit to Ostia Antica
The ancient Roman city of Ostia was at the mouth of the Tiber River about 30 km west of Rome. Ostia developed as a commercial harbor in the 2nd century BC with the growth of the city of Rome and the arrival of grain from Sicily, Sardinia and Africa. Today there are many things to explore on the site including a well preserved theater, the remains of temples, baths, private houses and even a small shopping mall.