Near Rome there is “Ostia Antica” a little village famous because it used to be the
seaport of the ancient Romans.
In this village there is the big castle known as “ Giulio IInd
Castle” with around high and solid walls.
The castle was built around 1.400 A.D. commissioned by Bishop Giulio IInd.
It was very important because it gave the possibility to defend the
Tiber river and the people around the village from the enemy's army.
When the wars finished, the castle became famous as Customs House
and in 1.800 it then hosted prisoners who worked at the Roman ancient ruins excavations.
Today the Castle
of Ostia Antica is visited by many tourists and students.
I.I.S. Carlo Urbani – Rome/Italy
School year 2005-2006
Group Leader: Marco R.
Marco R., Mattia O., Massimo M.
Coordinator: Prof. Noemi Lusi