Ostia Antica – Rome’s Ancient Sea Port

Posted on mag 26, 2012

Ostia Antica

According to Virgil, Aeneas disembarked here…

Ostia because of its commercial seaport was a very busy and cosmopolitan town. Its main streets lined with shops and a full range of other buildings, including a bakery and a laundry, a Forum with the Curia and the Temple of Jupiter, as well as a residential district and spa complex. A variety of temples, like the synagogue and the temple of Cibele and Mithras, have also been discovered.
The Roman Theatre, still in use today, is magnificent and faces the square of the Corporation, decorated with mosaics representing ancient advertising of different goods.