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Guided tours in English were not available when we visited, so we opted to do it on our own. I'm... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leon M
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Biloxi, Mississippi
What an amazing experience - Porto di Classe should not be missed

We spent an entire morning at the Porto di Classe and could have spent the entire day. Our guide... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
lesshephard
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Urbino, Italy
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“This review is for an un-guided visit”
26 Jun 2018
“Maybe with a guide the visit is good, but without one it's a disaster”
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Marabina 7, 48124, Ravenna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Guided tours in English were not available when we visited, so we opted to do it on our own. I'm interested in Roman history and construction techniques, so this was a must-see for me. If that's not your thing, you can skip it without a...More

Thank Leon M
Reviewed June 26, 2018

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

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed September 18, 2017

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

Thank lesshephard
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Donna D S
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Tiziano B
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

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

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Reviewed July 11, 2016

Waterscape archaeology is one of my best interests: Porto di Classe is an extraordinary archaeological park. Excellent excavation and restoration.

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Reviewed June 26, 2016

Visiting Antico Porto di Classe I found how important it is to get immersed in history. Every stone has something to tell us. It is really lovely.

Thank Abrahamkatt
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank abcnord
Reviewed May 1, 2016

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. We...More

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