I’ve been to Pompeii several times but this was the first time to Ostia Antica, a large archeological site reached from the port of Civitavecchia. It is amazing both in size and quality of the excavation. It is also beautiful with all the trees and lovely boulevards, unlike Pompeii with no shade. This ancient port city was indeed a thriving community and these shots are but a sample of the amazing ability of the Roman builders.
Joanne Gardner is Nieuw Amsterdam’s future cruise consultant.