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Ancient Port of Classe

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 travelers by reconstructing the most visited places by the workers of warehouses or by seafarers.

Opening hours

Until 4th November: 10am - 6pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Special opening on Thursday, 1st November and Friday, 2nd November: 10am - 6pm

Closing days

The archaeological site is closed from Monday to Friday (until 4th November).

Ticket prices

Admission: 5€
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.
Guided tour for groups: 40€
Booking: +39 0544 478100 (Booking form)


Both the Archaeological Park and the multimedia room are fully accessible to disabled people.

How to get there

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: 11/09/2018


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