Piazza Umberto, Ostia
Here in the quiet Piazza Umberto you will find residences, the Church and frequent art festivals on the weekends. People visiting Ostia Antica ruins often miss this delightful area of Ostia - right there by the ruins.
Close to the archeological site of Ostia Antica, in the suburb of Rome, the village of Ostia is characterized from ancient accounts until the modern age, in which it becomes known as Ostia Village and the Rocca. To the first centuries of the empire a series of materials including epigrafi, sarcofagi, tombe to fossa and monuments indicate the burial use of the area by the inhabitants of Romagna. Continuity in the burial use is assessed for i centuries IV and V, when to a cimiteriale basilica was dedicted to the martyr Sant'Aurea - repeatedly restored in the high-Middle Ages. This is the village around which Gregorio IV (827-844) collected the small threatened population ostiense from the raids Saracene. The new center, called Gregoriopoli, was defended from walls and fortified of ditch.
The village residents enjoy a quiet life here - close enough to Rome to be readily accessible and far enough away to be very peaceful.