When Romans think “summer” they immediately think of Ostia beach, a trendy vacation spot on the Tyrrhenian coast! The neighborhood, located south of the Tiber river, is part of Rome’s X Municipio.
This seaside quarter, rich in bathing establishments, developed in the 1920’s during the rule of the fascist regime; its florid economy firmly based on local, short-range tourism was favored by the construction of the Roma-Ostia railway in 1924 and, three years later, of the Via del Mare (highway to the sea) connecting the busy urban capital city to its more serene, laidback marina! In 1933 the area was officially baptized as Lido di Ostia, today it counts over 100,000 inhabitants!!
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Lido di Ostia was the setting to many books written by the famous Italian author Pier Paolo Pasolini, in 2005 a literary garden was inaugurated to pay homage to the writer.