The archaeological site of Classe lies on the port area of the ancient city of Classe. It encompasses a series of warehouses built on the banks of a canal and lined along a road paved with Euganean trachyte.
The complex was probably built in the early 5th century AD, when Honorius decided to make Ravenna into the capital of the Western Roman Empire (402). Consequently, it became necessary to build a structure that could receive, store and redistribute large amounts of goods and foodstuffs which were pouring into the new capital city of the Empire.
Covering an area of 10.000 square metres, the archaeological park offers an insight into the ancient port of the 5th-6th century and retraces the route of the ancient travellers by reconstructing the most visited places by the workers of warehouses or by seafarers.
The archaeological site will be closed from 14th November (re-opening in spring 2017)
Concession: 4€ (students 18 -25 years old)
Free admission: on first Sunday of each month; visitors under 18 years; disabled people and assistants; Amici di RavennAntica associates; tourist guides from Italy; journalists; other categories, as established by the latest legislation.
Special agreements: Dante Alighieri Society, Capit members, Romagna Visit Card.
Season ticket "L'Antico Porto al Chiaro di Luna" (from June 25 to September 4): 12€ (admission every night to the Ancient Port); 50€ (admission to the Port + all events of the festival, including aperitifs and events with admission fee).
First Sunday of each month (free admission + guided tour at 11am and 4pm): 4€
Guided tour for groups: 40€
By reservation: +39 0544.478100 (Booking form)
Both the Archaeological Park and the multimedia room are fully accessible to disabled people.
The archaeological site is situated in Ponte Nuovo, 5 km away from the centre of Ravenna, direction Classe or Rimini, at the intersection of Via Romea Sud and Via Marabina. Coach and car parking lot is located next to the entrance. The site can be easily reached from the train stations of Ravenna and Classe. Travelling by bus, take bus 4 or 176 leaving from the railway station. Travelling by bike, you will find a cycle track connecting the city with the archaeological area.
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Last modified date: 15/12/2016