And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli:
Note 2 at Ac 28:13: The name Rhegium means it breaks away, and this is descriptive of the coastline of this town. It is located on the southwestern coast of Italy at the southern entrance to the Strait of Messina. Today the town is called Reggio and has over 185,000 inhabitants.
Note 3 at Ac 28:13: Puteoli is an ancient city located on the Bay of Naples. It had the closest accessible harbor to Rome; therefore, Paul and his company landed there and proceeded to Rome by land. Paul found Christians there who were possibly converts of Aquila and Priscilla (see note 2 at Ac 18:2). Puteoli still exists but is now called Pozzuoli.