Ostia Antica scavi di Porto
According to the traditional accounts, the first Roman colony, founded in the seventh century BC by the king of Rome Anco Marzio, particularly developed in the imperial age as a commercial and port center. It remained the residential and administrative center after the construction of Claudius and Trajan’s harbors, but declined rapidly in the Late Antiquity age, replaced by the port city of Porto; it was abandoned in the early Middle Ages. VThe ruins of the city were dug from the beginning of the 19th century: along with the public monuments, several dwelling houses and production facilities were preserved, making it an important record of ancient everyday life. Some sites within the excavations of Ostia have been subject to conservative restoration works, including the restoration of the House of Ierodule with a “light” coverage to protect all the decorations.