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This is the discussion that led to the merger of Lido di Ostia and Ostia Antica into this new page of Ostia

Tale of two (or three?) Ostias Should Ostia Antica have a see listing here, when it's not actually in Lido di Ostia? This was confusing enough to me where I had to look on Wikipedia to see whether Ostia Antica is located in Lido di Ostia.

And I'm still confused, actually, as there are three wikipedia Ostia articles: Ostia Antica, the archaeological site, the district of Ostia Antica (distinct from Lido di Ostia, but also part of Municipio XIII), and Lido di Ostia (which is what this article covers).

So is the archaeological site located in the district of Ostia Antica? I note that the Ostia Antica article says it's not even located within Rome at all. --Peter Talk 17:02, 3 June 2009 (EDT)

Bump. --Peter Talk 11:22, 20 January 2010 (EST) Peter, You are confused. I am, too, and I live here! 1. Pompeii has a See listing so I don't see the problem there. 2. One of the Ostia Antica hotels is actually in Lido di Ostia 3. Ostia Antica is a very important site and I'd highly recommend a visit. So it has to be given some prominence, but no more than, say, the Roman Forum. 4. The area around Ostia Antica, for which you have to pay admission, is known as the District of Ostia Antica. There are a few other minor ruins that possibly fall within that District and I may have made a mistake by putting them under Lido di Ostia! 5. All these definitional problems could perhaps be overcome by having one article for Ostia. 6. That could be Rome/Ostia or a separate Ostia article with a prominent link in GET OUT of Rome. More likely to be seen if retained as Rome/Ostia ????? Shep 01:04, 21 January 2010 (EST)

Rereading your original piece I realise I misunderstood it. But I think my solution is still valid. Shep 12:16, 21 January 2010 (EST) Having just one Rome/Ostia sounds like a fine solution to me. --Peter Talk 14:45, 21 January 2010 (EST) Done!Shep 14:32, 22 January 2010 (EST)

Looks good, but it seems that you have now placed Ostia outside of Rome (in Lazio) rather than in Rome, which would give it the title Rome/Ostia. Was this intentional? --Peter Talk 15:47, 22 January 2010 (EST)
No, it was accidental. Wondered whether you would notice! Should I create a new page Rome/Ostia? Shep 16:15, 22 January 2010 (EST)

i will renew the ostia lido page at this link http://wikitravel.org/en/Rome/Lido_di_Ostia as lido di ostia is at the same time part of rome's city council but infact is a different city about 25 km away from rome, i live in ostia so i will do my best to improve this page, just make sure the other links about ostia\ostia antica goes into this page (14 may 2011)

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