Dolphins watching

The stretch of coast that goes from the mouth of the river Tiber to the shallows of Tor Paterno has become a suitable habitat for the presence and reproduction of dolphins: splendid marine mammals that in recent years delight with their presence the clear waters of the Ostia coast. The sighting of dolphins, together with [...]

Ostia: the 1916 City Plan

The modern Ostia wouldn’t be there if it weren’t for the reclaiming of the territory, strongly supported by the National Government after the Unification of Italy. The works were implemented with great difficulty by the General Laborer’s Association of the Municipality of Ravenna, from 1884. The actual settlement was realized due to the tenacity  of  Paolo […]

Ostia: one century of Architecture and Urban Planning

The modern Ostia is only one century old: it thus represents an almost unique and extremely interesting case in Italy, from the points of view of architecture and urban planning, also because the proximity of Rome and the lack of a pre-existing settlement (that could have somehow bond the architecture to a style), have  made […]

The 20 must-see architectures in Ostia

From the suggestive public and private buildings of the 1920's, characterized by graceful historical references and inspired by the Roman Baroque style, from the liberty and neo-medieval repertoire, to the disruptive Rationalism, in which some of the most famous Italian designers express at their best the adherence to the compositional modalities of the Modern Movement, [...]

The Marina of Ostia

It is located at the westernmost side of Ostia Lido and it is very easy to reach by car from the nearby Fiumicino airport, it is the ideal place for a walk, to ride a bike and to go jogging. The piers, which are packed with boats, sailing boats, pleasure crafts. These piers stretch for [...]

Castel Fusano pine forest

A walk in this park, the largest in Rome, is a must for those who love to immerse themselves in the green forgetting the stress of everyday life. The pine forest stretches for a length of four kilometers and a width of two and inside there are several predetermined paths, which make this place ideal [...]

The Borgo of Ostia Antica

Spectacular, magnificent, emotional: these are the right words to describe this little borgo (village) in Ostia Antica. It is a small place, full of history, which must absolutely be seen and lived to enjoy its timeless charm. It hosts exhibitions and events, very often it is a cinema set for films or ads. Many people [...]

The Borghetto dei Pescatori

The Borghetto dei Pescatori (the Fishermen's village) is a small settlement of six two storeys buildings, located in Eastern Ostia, next to the Canale di Fusano (Canale dello Stagno, the Fishermen's canal) just by the beach. Since a few years this area is pedestrians and included in the eco-touristic itineraries along the roman coast for its interesting [...]

Tor Boacciana and Tor San Michele

In Ostia there are two places of historical value, not accessible to visitors but which it is worth to see at least from the outside. Tor Boacciana In via Tancredi di Chiaraluce, on the corner with Ponte della Scafa (which links Ostia to Fiumicino crossing the Tiber river), is Tor Boacciana. It was built in [...]

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