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From the suggestive public and private buildings of the 1920's, characterized by graceful historical references and inspired by the Roman Baroque style, from the liberty and neo-medieval repertoire, to the disruptive Rationalism, in which some of the most famous Italian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 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 [...]

Pasolini Literary Park

Pier Paolo Pasolini is an Italian poet, writer, film director, screen writer, playwright and journalist. He is considered among Italy’s most important intellectuals of the 20 th century, who was killed on 2 nd November 1975 in Ostia, in a muddy open space among the shacks and a football pitch. Immediately Ostia wanted to dedicate [...]

The Coast Eco-museum

It is a historial and anthropogical museum, designed established and run by CRT (Cooperative Research on Territory). It is a private institution born in Ostia Antica in 1978 which aims at promoting recovery, study, archiving and enhancing the historical and anthropological heritage of the coast. A group of researchers who gave life to CRT, since [...]

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