Museo della città romana di Claterna


Museum of the Roman town

Where: Piazza Allende, 18 - 40064 Ozzano dell'Emilia (BO)

Exhibition hall - Museum of the Roman town of Claterna
Exhibition hall - Museum of the Roman town of Claterna

The ancient Roman town of Claterna was situated in Ozzano dell’Emilia between the hamlet of Maggio (3 km far from Ozzano dell’Emilia) and the Quaderna river. The exhibition is inside Palazzo della Cultura (municipal library), Hall of Città di Claterna, on the 2nd floor.


After its foundation in the first half of the 2nd century BC, Claterna became as large as Bononia (Bologna) and Forum Cornelii (Imola) till it disappeared mysteriously about the 7th century AC.


The archaeological findings on display at the Museum of the town of Claterna came to light during the excavations carried out between the late nineteenth century and the 1960s.


Visitors pass through two circular sections: the former shows the history of the town as well as its rediscovery, the latter shows the urban structure and refers to the present excavations.


The Associazione Civitas Claterna is a group of locals who dedicate to the promotion of the Roman city of Claterna as well as its archaeological and historical heritage. So Civitas Claterna arranges periodically guided tours, both to the museum (Scoprire Claterna) and to the archaeological site (Claterna si rivela - Revealing Claterna).


Non-experts people may also take part in the excavations under request.


Opening times:

Monday, Wendesday, Friday 2pm - 6.45pm

Tuesday, Thursday 9.00am - 1pm/ 2pm - 6.45pm

Saturday 10am - 12.30pm

Closed on Sunday

Ph. 0039 051 790130
Museum website


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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: 11-07-2019