Area archeologica della città Romana di Claterna


Archaelogical area of the Roman town of Claterna

Where: Via Emilia - 40064 Ozzano dell'Emilia (BO)

Forum of Claterna - Associazione Civitas Claterna
Forum of Claterna - Associazione Civitas Claterna

The Roman town of Claterna was situated in Ozzano dell’Emilia between the hamlet of Maggio (3 kms far from Ozzano dell’Emilia) and the Quaderna river.

After its foundation in the first half of the 2 nd century BC, Claterna became as extended as Bononia (Bologna) and Forum Cornelii (Imola) till it disappeared mysteriously around the 6 th century.

Excavations began in 1981 to bring to light objects of great archaeological interest, such as streets, houses, drainage system, inscriptions and ornaments.

The remains of a domus, a patrician Roman house dating back to the Imperial era, are particularly interesting: it had mosaic flooring with refined geometric decorations or vegetable motifs.


It is also possible to see the crossing point between the Via Emilia and the “cardo massimo”, a north-south oriented street typical of Roman cities, as well as the floors of an ancient workshop.

An overview on Claterna history, together with some of the findings, is available at the Museo della Civiltà Romana di Claterna in Ozzano.


The archeological site is not visitable.


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Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office


Address: Viale della Repubblica 10 - 40064 Ozzano dell'Emilia (BO)

Phone: +39 051 791377

Opening times: 

Mon 12pm-6pm

Tue-Fri 8.30am-1pm
Sat 8.30am-12pm



Last update: 13-03-2020