The archaeological site of the Roman town of Claterna
The town of Ozzano is home to one of the most interesting archaeological sites in the whole of Emilia-Romagna. The remains of the Roman town of Claterna have been uncovered on either side of the ancient Via Emilia, in the area delimited by the village of Maggio (3 km from Ozzano) and the Quaderna river.
Claterna was founded in the first half of the 2nd century BCE and grew to dimensions comparable with those of Bononia (Bologna) and Forum Cornelii (Imola). It disappeared, for reasons which remain a mystery, some time in the 6th century CE. Since 1891, a number of archaeological campaigns have brought to light some extremely interesting remains of the town. Especially interesting are the remains of a domus from the imperial period and the junction between Via Emilia and the town's cardo maximus or main street.
The museum of the Roman town of Claterna
This small museum contains artefacts unearthed in excavations from the late 19th century through to the 1960s. The museum is divided into two circular itineraries, which provide an overview of the Roman town and its rediscovery before examining the urban fabric of the town and the characteristics of its main buildings, private and public. The results of ongoing archaeological research are also on display.
Telephone: +39 051791370
To book guided tours, you can call 051-791315
MUSEUM OF THE ROMA TOWN OF CLATERNAWinter opening times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:30pm-6:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm; Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm
Summer opening times: from Monday to Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF THE ROMA TOWN OF CLATERNA