Ostia Antica was the original port of the city of Rome at the mouth of the River Tiber, which became silted up and unusable as a port. The city, seen here, was a major commercial centre with tax offices, warehouses for storage and transport links - what today we would call a logistics centre.
It's a wonderful place to wander and explore only a short distance from Rome. In the winter months especially there are very few visitors, who soon disappear into its vast labyrinth of streets and roofless buildings.
Photos ©Edward Burman