Ventotene - porto romano by Ettore Caratelli
Ventotene - porto romano by Ettore Caratelli

Ventotene. Roman Port

The ancient Roman port of Ventotene is a masterpiece of engineering: a basin carved into the tuff rock at the point where the island slopes gently into the sea. It is stile the sofest port of the island.

They are still visible a series of arches in tufa used as repositories and a larger cavity that kept the chains to close the port when the sea was rough.

On the quayside of the port we find 3 large Roman bollards, sturdy and low columns that served to moor the boats.

Written by:
Benedicta Lee

Born in Rome from an Italian mother and American father, she works as a freelance communications manager and designer in the tourism sector, a career and interest which she is pursuing with a...


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