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“Maybe with a guide the visit is good, but without one it's a disaster”
18 Sep 2017
“What an amazing experience - Porto di Classe should not be missed”
The ancient port of class back to life, founded by the Roman emperor Augustus, flourishing age of empire, of Theodoric and the Byzantine rule, when Ravenna and Classe reached their apogee political and economic.
I see other reviews of Anitco Porto that are positive. They seem to be with a guide. I went without a guide. Was given the option of seeing the audio-visual in Italian or in English, was warned that the English version is very loud. Yes,...More
We spent an entire morning at the Porto di Classe and could have spent the entire day. Our guide was a lead archaeologist (Paolo Martinelli) for the excavation and helped to re-create the personal experience of discovery and a trip back in time that traversed...More
Most excellent adventure! It's only been open for a few years, and is an active archeological site, there were people digging through an area of the site while we were there. The interpretative display at the beginning was helpful at setting the stage, and we'd...More
Do not expect a well preserved ancient harbor like Ostia antica. You can see only some walls and substructures of buildings, stores, bridges etc. However the site is inspiring and gives you an idea of the complexity of the ancient military port of the major...More
Opened almost 18 months ago this is an outstanding place if you are interested in antique Rome. Best time to visit around sunset. One remark: this place has to be visited with a guided tour. We had the tour (almost one hour) with the site...More
We found the place rather disappointing
The multimedia introduction were all In Italian
The site itself is not more than some few bricks and stones. Well signposted, however gives you no feeling of what the place would look like In its heydays
4 euro entry...More
Yes, worth going. There is a good introduction in multi media room - only in Italian but lots of visuals so it is clear. A walkway through the site with information boards (also in English) and reconstruction images on clear glass panels are helpful.