Happy Fourth of July! We are not feeling it here, but that’s okay. We had an enjoyable last day in Italy. I wanted to stay close to the Rome airport for when we leave, and Ostia Antica seemed like a great choice. It’s only 7 kilometers from the airport and is a great site. The Ostia Antica ruins go on and on and on. It would take several days to really see it all. We spent four hours roaming the grounds. There were hardly any people there, and you could really feel the Romans’ presence, or at least imagine it. Some of the best sculptures “in situ” must have been copies because we found the real ones in the museum. My favorite part was Jack showing us the bar!
Afterwards, we went to the Lido di Ostia, the beach! Black sand, cool water… a nice relaxing finish.