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This page includes a link to Google Earth placemarks for Ostia, Portus and the Isola Sacra.

Google Earth

If you open the file ostia.kmz by clicking on it, you will fly to a satellite photograph of Ostia and Portus in Google Earth, with several placemarks. Placemarks of further traces are in a second file. Google Earth should of course be installed on your PC. Note that the most informative photographs, showing many traces of unexcavated structures, were taken on July 29, 2007. Please select that photo in the Google Earth toolbar.

Bing maps

Also try Microsoft's Bing maps. Ostia is here. Right click to select the bird's eye view, which you can rotate.



A movie of the ruins of Ostia and Portus seen from a landing Airbus 320, from the east.
Ostia starts at 0:40 (centre right), Capo due Rami (where the canal to the south of Portus
meets the Tiber) starts at 1:20 (centre right), Trajan's Basin starts at 1:30 (top right).




The ruins of Ostia seen from a plane.
Photograph placed on the web by Paolo Fusco. (original)