For huge reclamation of the Roman coast, seven years long, workers from Romagna, Ravennati or Romagnoli, arrived more than 135 years ago when Ostia was a no man’s land: marshes, malaria and nothing more…
Rome was not built in a day, and when 2000 years ago was the biggest city with nearly one million of inhabitants who needed fresh water, clothes, games, and food, the Tiber River as connection to the Mediterranean Sea was crucial.
Visiting the excavations of Ostia Antica is like diving into a world apart; you leave the city chaos of modern Rome and enter an oasis of tranquillity catapulted back in time… but it’s not the only treasure the area keeps for you!
According to the etymology, the word Episcope is related both with the meaning of “Bishop’s house” and even with the meaning of “to guard”. And indeed this castle appears as a defensive and small fortress more than