The ancient port of Ostia

When it was founded (1400-400 BC), Ostia Antica was located at the mouth of the Tiber, but due to siltation, it now sits about three kilometres from the river. The name Ostia literally means “mouth”, referring to the mouth of the Tiber River. Wandering through its streets today, one can still see the vestiges of the warehouses, apartments, villas, commercial centres and bath complexes of what was, at the height of its splendour, an important port of 60,000 people.