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Classis Ravenna - Museo della Città e del Territorio

CLASSIS RAVENNA, the emotion of entering history

Classis Ravenna, the new museum recently opened, is the unmissable point of reference for anyone who wants to learn about the history of Ravenna and its territory: from the first settlements to the Etruscan civilization, then to the important role of the city in Roman times up to Ravenna Capital of the Byzantine Exarchate. Here, in the first decades of the last century, tons of beets were transformed into sugar, then the decline. Given the 1990s, the idea of ​​transforming large abandoned buildings into a resource for the future of Ravenna and beyond.

Today under the imposing bays an exhibition area of ​​2,600 square meters develops, Classis Ravenna, which represents, on a national level, one of the most important industrial archeology recovery interventions aimed at creating a cultural container: more than 600 archaeological finds hosted inside, offered in a historical itinerary enriched with technological, educational and educational aids. Area by area, you are immersed in the main junctions of the history of the territory, from prehistory to Roman antiquity, from the Gothic and Byzantine phases to the early Middle Ages.

Together with the Basilica of Sant 'Apollinare in Classe, defined as one of the greatest examples of early Christian basilica and at the Old Port of Classe, considered one of the main ports of the Roman and Byzantine world, Classis Ravenna constitutes the Classe Archaeological Park.


  • Indirizzo: Via Classense, 29
  • Città: Ravenna (RA)