Ostia Antica gets EU recognition together with nine other sites in Europe.
Rome. The archaeological area of Ostia Antica has been awarded the European Heritage Label by the EU, in recognition of its historical and cultural heritage.
The news, announced by the EU Commission, saw a jury of independent experts award Ostia along with nine other heritage sites in Europe, reports Italian news agency ANSA.
These sites "provide great opportunities for European citizens to connect with their cultural heritage and strengthen their sense of belonging to the European Union," stated European Commissioner responsible for culture, Mariya Gabriel.
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Rome: European Heritage Label for Ostia Antica
00119 Ostia Antica RM, Italy