Before You Go: Rome – Ostia Antica Archaeological Site in Context with Livia Galante

Before You Go: Rome – Ostia Antica Archaeological Site in Context with Livia Galante


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Context's Before You Go online seminars are designed for travelers looking to enhance their in-person experiences at famous landmark destinations in cities around the world. This conversation will take us to explore Ostia, the ancient harbor of Rome, an extraordinary archaeological venue (similar in some respects to Pompeii), but politically much more important than the Vesuvian city.

We will discuss the three main stages of the development of this settlement. Starting with its foundations as a military garrison protecting the salts pans at the mouth of the Tiber river, to the warehouse of Rome, and lastly into a residential area for the luxury summer estates of the Patricians. We'll use these stages to help understand the changes that occurred in Roman society through the centuries.

Led by archaeologist Livia Galante, this interactive seminar will unpick the narrative of this fascinating ancient space. Designed to inform and inspire, we will emerge with increased knowledge and understanding of Ostia Antica–thanks to Livia's archaeological experience working on this site.

Eager to learn more? Get inspired with our other Rome virtual content:
Or explore Rome on a private walking tour with Context:

Livia obtained a degree in Archaeology at the Sapienza University of Rome and has a Master's degree in the History and Conservation of Cultural Heritage from the University of Roma Tre. Her main field of interest is ancient Roman topography and early Christian architecture; however, she is an accomplished scholar whose teaching ability extends to the Renaissance and Baroque Rome. As a native Roman, Livia is very enthusiastic about sharing the deep love and knowledge she has for her hometown with clients.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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