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Daily Travel Photo – Ostia Antica, Italy

Posted by on December 10, 2009

Ancient Roman floor mosaic, Ostia Antica, Italy

Ancient Roman floor mosaic, Ostia Antica, Italy

One of the best preserved Roman cities is Ostia Antica. Only an hour from Rome by train, you can easily visit there on a day trip from Rome. Ostia used to be the seaport for Rome, but over the centuries the sediment from the river has pushed the Mediterranean coast several miles away. The walls of most of the buildings in the city are still intact, and many of the decorations including floor tiles like the ones seen above, can still be seen.