“Come to Ostia, you won’t get headbutted”: summer promo ad sparks controversy

“Come to Ostia, you won’t get headbutted”: summer promo ad sparks controversy

A state-funded radio advertisement for the summer events programme in the seaside Roman suburb of Ostia has sparked ire for making light of an assault that took place there last year.

Italian mafioso jailed for attack on journalist

Italian mafioso jailed for attack on journalist

Italian police sweep Ostia amid fears of mafia war

Italian police sweep Ostia amid fears of mafia war

Italy’s Five Star Movement takes control of former mafia town Ostia

Italy’s Five Star Movement takes control of former mafia town Ostia

Rai TV crew attacked by brother of Ostia mafia boss

Rai TV crew attacked by brother of Ostia mafia boss

Panic as shark swims up Tiber river

Panic as shark swims up Tiber river

Naked tourists go for drunken Rome swim

Naked tourists go for drunken Rome swim

Ostia council dissolved over mafia fears

Ostia council dissolved over mafia fears

VIDEO: Dolphin refuses to abandon dead calf

VIDEO: Dolphin refuses to abandon dead calf

Satanic symbols carved into ruins at Ostia Antica

Satanic symbols carved into ruins at Ostia Antica

Blue shark sparks panic on Rome beach

Blue shark sparks panic on Rome beach

Roman graves contained curses to deter looters

Roman graves contained curses to deter looters

‘Secret’ Ostia is bigger than Pompeii

‘Secret’ Ostia is bigger than Pompeii

Man’s body found off the coast near Rome

Man’s body found off the coast near Rome

Italian postcard delivered 51 years late

Italian postcard delivered 51 years late