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Five from Ostia Antica

On the last day of this August I went to the Fiumicino Airport to pick up my visitors from Oregon. After the lunch of fritto misto we went to Ostia Antica, a huge archaeological site of the ancient harbour of Rome. Here are just five glimpses from it.

We had to show our Covid-19 vaccination Green Passes and our temperature was taken. I had to wait a little in the shade because the sun was making me too hot. Then it was fine and we entered this huge complex for the first time. Dog allowed. Perfect first impression for Crystal and Pedro and their first time in Italy, no doubt. (I wonder if anybody will notice that there are actually six photos.)

This day in my blogging history


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

29 thoughts on “Five from Ostia Antica

    1. Hehe, thanks, Lois. We didn’t have these commercials back in Slovenia (even though we had some others, both for Pepsi and Coca-Cola). It’s like in our family: my uncle worked for Union brewery so we never drank the other Slovenian beer. 😀 Thanks for Cindy, when mom felt especially nice (and I was really young) she told me that I looked like her (or Brooke Shields!).

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  1. I’m always amazed, and enthralled, when I’m allowed to walk on a bit of real Roman road! Just think of all the people that passed along it back then – they would never have imagined that their road would last this long and that in the future we would stand on it and wonder about them!

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      1. Humid now? That’s a surprise to me. Here in the East and Southeast it’s really humid in the Summer, but now it’s ideal weather there. It’s not humid where I live at all, but once in a blue moon we get a little humidity. I don’t do well in the hot and humid heat. I fear the tropics would do me in during the summer!

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  2. There you have a beautiful illegal shot from the top of an off-limits building. Such a criminal, ha ha. That’s really a great photo and I wish I had an opportunity to linger up there before the carabinieri came with their whistles. I am always delighted by the old Roman roads! Especially when you can find chariot ruts worn into them, as we found the following week in the Forum in Rome. I love that this was our first stop in Italy. Thank you! ❤

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  3. Sorry I didn’t reply on your comment last week – it is still appreciated! now my time is eaten up by pottery, since the kiln arrived, I have the urge to fill it with some pieces:) I can’t even imagine what pressure it would be like to have a restaurant in Italy – people are such good cooks. Kudos to them:):) Love the banners hanging from ceiling,and all the other details are showing. Have a great weekend!

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  4. I say, the man in the youtube vid is rather furry!! Still, very entertaining. The Italians have so many gestures that mean all sorts, I learned a few. Not entirely sure what he’s saying though 😀

    My favourite photos, by the way, are:

    Bestia and the cobbles – divine.

    The orange wall and plant shadow – ADORE THIS TO BITS.

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    1. Thank you, Sunra Nina. I guess what the furry guy is doing in the video is the official Italian deaf language. Then there are all those other gestures that also those who can hear and speak use all the time. 😀 I’m so glad that you like that wall shot in particular, so that I’m not the only fan.


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